I believe it was Jefferson who said something along the lines of a person who acts and speaks rightly constitutes a majority. Margaret Mead spoke of the power of small groups to make changes. I wonder if we have lost some of this in the early 21st Century? I hope not.
There comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,
but he must take it because
conscience tells him it is right.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~
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In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders.
I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs.
I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry.
I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry.
I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.
Thank you. Take care.
Thank you for the re-blog.
great graphic as well
It is eye-catching and allows us to pause for a moment.
I worry sometimes
I do as well Katherine.
Thanks for the wonderful King quote. I try to follow my conscience, and can say that it isn’t always popular or politic. But I stick to what I believe is right.
That little voice inside each of us is so powerful and wise.
Takes great strength to do so, Ivon; though if we do not, who do we lose, but ourselves.
It does and it is easy to simply fade into the background hoping not be noticed.
His words shine through the years.