Tag Archives: professional development

Why You Should Join a Professional Association

Have you ever thought of joining a professional association/body/organization? What made you think of doing that? Did you join? Most of these organizations do come with some sort of price tag, so maybe you decided not to because of the financial cost or time commitment involved with signing up and driving out to the meetings […]

Referee and Coaching Clinic – Hornets and Mavericks

Before today’s post, I’d like to take a moment of prayer in regards to the situation in Boston this week. May those injured find peace in God’s healing grace. I received this email last week from the New Orleans hornets and thought it was well worth sharing. The Hornets transformed a routine visit from a […]

Looking into the Fog

So as I was on my way to work this morning it was very foggy near my home. Now if you’ve ever driven in fog, especially at night or just before dawn, you know how difficult it can be to see what’s ahead of you. You also know that turning on your high beams is […]

S.W.O.T. Analysis

Have you ever done a S.W.O.T. analysis on yourself? Sure, you’ve done this quite a bit already with your marketing, sales, and sponsorship teams, but what about yourself? In keeping with the theme of always improving yourself and finding your true center, passion or fulfillment, spend a few minutes writing out a S.W.O.T. analysis on […]

Dealing with Difficulty

How do you deal with difficult situations? Do you embrace the challenge and see problems as opportunities? Or do you crumble and let the situation get the best of you? Even the strong grow tired and must be reminded from time to time of their humanity. What does your personal safety net look like and […]

Becoming More of That Which You Already Are

One of my theology of professors in college used to talk about this all the time…becoming more of that which you already are. This quote has never left me and is something I think about daily. How, today, am I becoming more of that which I already am? Who am I? What do I stand […]

Publish or Perish!

This is probably one of the most common phrases heard around people who make a living writing or by publishing research.  Having just recently graduated from graduate school, the phrase is an everyday reminder to assistant or associate professors trying to make tenure – keep plugging along and cranking out the research papers or you’ll […]