Leadership sociology class
"As you look at your life, past and present, how does the "power of yet" fit in? Several quotes from several prominent people come to mind when I think of the "power of yet". I do not subscribe to the "great man" theory of history - that if you removed one man then that timeline of history would never happen. Instead I subscribe to the notion of Margaret Mead, famous anthropologist of Samoan who came to prominence in the last century, quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." What "power song" helps you push through that block wall in your path?"Several songs come immediately mind giving me the strength to move on:* John Lenin's Imagine (instrumental)* Who would Jesus Bomb?* HBO "House of Cards" theme song on 11 minute loop.* Terminator 3 classical background music, no lyrics, (approx 30 minutes) on loop. The end of the movies as the atomic bombs obliterate the earth.
What did you discover about yourself during this past week?I would prefer not to share anymore personal information. Calling me a spy, is like me calling your church a "cult". That said it was reinforced once again, especially among Mormons (whose religion foundation is based completely on feelings) and those in the Intermountain West who live among this sect that, in the words of Maya Angelo, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, butpeople will never forget how you made them feel.” Do you have a growth mindset? If not, how can you develop one? Yes. I do. I posit that I have risked more for my deeply held beliefs that the United States is the most violent country on the Earth, than any of your students have in any year of school pursuing their passions in life. How many students can say they have literally almost died several times for what they believe in?How does understanding one's self make one a better leader? Sigh. I have studied mindfulness in depth for years approximately 5 to 6 years ago. I have studied many leadership books. Knowing ones self is the key to success. I am cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses deeply.When it comes to personal reflection, which form do you think is best for you (journaling, talking with a friend, quiet time for reflection)? For this upcoming week, try using a different form of reflection and see what happens.Talking with others. I am a social butterfly. I will use quiet time for reflection more and meditate more in the bathtub.