Category Archives: Conflict

What Nelson Mandela Can Teach about Education

The story of Nelson Mandela is a story of courage, tenacity, and transformational leadership. His book Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela is a journey describing both his formative years and his long struggle to bring freedom … Continue reading

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There is a battle that rages whenever we try to do something great – something significant – something to move us forward – something beyond what seems possible – something noteworthy. When the goal is progress the battle will be … Continue reading

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The Lincoln School of Adversity

Abraham Lincoln stands head and shoulders above the crowd as an example of someone who endured in the face of adversity. The movie “Lincoln” was a great reminder of his struggle and triumph as he faced incredible odds. There are … Continue reading

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Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

“Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” is an idiom which means: To be unprepared for something. To be insufficiently equipped to accomplish a goal. To be unprepared for a confrontation of some kind. Have you ever found yourself in … Continue reading

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