Oneword 2011

 

I put it up on Twitter a little bit ago.

Unrelated to the #oneword2011 efforts, I did a great teambuilder with my student staff during our winter re-training.  This is the poster that we developed.

The word, strive, actually came from one of their ideas.  As a group, we all had to select a color (or two) of paint and a tool to paint with (no one got a nice paint brush…).

The activity ended up being a hit – and the word ‘strive’ is a great word.

#oneword2011 Strive

As I think about what we do as professionals – I think strive has several meanings.  I am using the word to encourage my job hunt, strive to be the best professional I can be, and to help me to encourage my staff to ‘strive’ to do their best.

I have an excellent student staff.  They are seven of the most impressive individuals I have had the privilege of working with.  Each day, when I engage with them, I push them to strive to do better, be better, and achieve better.

So, my challenge to you is to do the same — both strive to do better, be better, and achieve better — but also push those around you to do the same.  Be the change that you want to see.

 

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