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Performance Leadership – Two New Think Tanks!

I am working with two new groups of students, volunteers from the Overton Dance Team, Memphis, TN, to work on the issues of preventing pregnancy and violence. Over the years Mrs. Lisa Stewart, Dance Teacher and I have co-created performances: Smoke-free, Fight-free, and Club 23 (on YouTube) and are now working on Baby-free. (Scripts are … Continue reading »

Memphis Wisdom

Last week I attended the Memphis Minority Business Conference to hear what three successful Memphis businessmen. It was a roundtable discussion facilitated by Larry Jensen who is in commercial real estate. Each man had ideas that inspired me and probably many of the 400 people in the audience. Kem, son and namesake of Kemmons Wilson, … Continue reading »

The Metropolitan Revolution

It has been a while since I have posted, in part because I have been reading so much. My daytime read is The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley. It provides examples of cities and metropolitan areas coming together to plan … Continue reading »

Physics and Our Energy. Memphis Uniting!

Aligned teams of people expand energy exponentially. We are each analogous to a battery, with lots of potential energy. People’s energy quotient reflects their consciousness and physical vitality. The beauty and benefit of teams is that the energy and health of the individuals involved improves. Psychological needs of safety, belonging (said to be a stronger … Continue reading »

Geoff Colvin recommends The Power of Teams!

Geoff Colvin, Ph.D, recommends The Power of Teams: team building for educators. He says: Ashley Faulk’s new book “The Power of Teams” is particularly timely because educators and school districts, at the present time and in the foreseeable future, face enormous challenges that threaten the entire system. This book taps one resource that need not … Continue reading »

Being Neutral

The ability to hold a neutral attitude is the skill that could have saved me a lot of emotional energy. When I encountered Ivan in the Moral Dilemma Alligator River (a teaching story in Values Clarification, it was difficult to imagine a character who wouldn’t take a stand, state an opinion, be part of the … Continue reading »

Why Teams are Essential

I have been back home in Memphis now for two months. My home is cleaned up and ready for winter and I have been putting the finishing touches on my book, The Power of Teams which will be complete soon. As I read through it, I am reminded how important this information is to the … Continue reading »