Seven End Of The Year Thoughts I’m Having

They are… Not necessarily in order.

“I’ve decided to bring back my Indiana University of PA style of teaching and academic spirit back this upcoming Spring 2020. It was the teaching style that granted me tenure the first time. It worked then and it will work better now. It was a philosophy of operation that has given me the privilege to be published academically in four continents across the world.”

“In the words of my mentors, “Don’t do their thing. Do the right thing,” “Promotion and tenure is measured at the national level.”

Respond promptly for a greater impact: Manage your conversations in an organized fashion. The timeless of your responses is an important part of trust-building on-line. Leaving questions answered for days/weeks can dissolve that person’s trust in you.”

“Quite frankly, I feel like being Rocky Balboa having to retool with Apollo Creed in order to have a chance to beat Clubber Lang. I’m ready to face “Clubber Lang” in the Spring, though. I think I finally got what they want.”

“In my career in higher education, I’ve always taught a college class where a third of the students could pursue a college education anywhere, the other third was your typical college student and the bottom third… Well, they shouldn’t be in college in the first place. I’m very familiar with teaching college courses to the middle student, challenging the brightest kids and remediating the ones who need help.”

Interact authentically with your audience: Be real and genuine. Show your personality but be consistent with your communication. Are you fun? Fearless? Serious? Savvy? Whatever you are, make sure they see this part of you in your social media postings. It will help you build credibility with them. Consistency of correct information output builds credibility.

“If you push me, I will push you harder. If you discriminate against me, I will call on you. If you lie to me or play games, I will call your bluffs and confront you.”

Today is a blessing. Tomorrow, who knows? It is a gift. Trust and obey. It pays off.