The Circle of Life: Coping in the Middle - letter to my son

Aaron Ray Jarvis Memory Photo
            Aaron Ray Jarvis - 1978 - 2013

Dear Son:

I woke up this morning feeling as if I was cast into the middle of a bad movie. There is no script and no ending, at least not yet. The movie is called “The Circle of Life: Coping in the middle.” Read more »


A Must Have Guide to Pinterest for Business – My Review

First the facts . .

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that allows users to create a visual, online pinboard with images they love organized around topics of their choice by category. It’s the fastest growing social media site in history, the third-largest network after Facebook and Twitter and has over 25 million members and 10 million unique visitors a month.  

The most recent studies indicate that nearly 20 percent of women using the Internet are on Pinterest, 72 percent of Pinterest users are female, and 66 percent of those are age 35 or older, and the average amount of time visitors spend surfing the Pinterest site is an hour.Karen Leland, author of the new book “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business,” has created a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to hitting the road running and quickly making Pinterest into a valuable source of prospects, promotion, and profits. 

Great business brands are about telling compelling, congruent stories, and Pinterest is at its core about storytelling in pictures,” says Leland. “Pinterest has tapped into this visceral lover of visuals, and no small business, entrepreneur or corporation can afford to miss the boat on bringing what they offer beyond words and into images.

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How can adults empower children’s leadership to end bullying?

Part 3 of the 10 part series: Leader-friendly gardening practices to end bullying.
In Part 1, I discussed the need for social change to help end bullying and it begins with adults. In Part 2, I suggested adults step up to end bullying.
Today we will look at how. The first and most critical action for adults to take is to:
Transform our societal view of leadership as a job, position, or title - to a way of life that expresses your purpose, imagination, and dreams. Read more »


End bullying by becoming a leader-friendly gardener.

Part 10 of the 10 part series: Leader-friendly gardening practices to end bullying.

During this series, I discussed the social shift we need to make to help end bullying. I explained why adults should step up to ending bullying and how adults can empower children to take the lead on ending bullying in our lifetime and generations to come.

In addition, I explored in depth how the six leader-friendly gardening practices: be nonjudgmental, do not enable, use empathy, prune gossip, eliminate blame, and eradicate victimization can help end bullying.

These are practical actions that anyone can take and involve little time or money. They are a gift from you to those around and there is no better time to share that gift than the holidays.

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What is true leadership?

Now that the election is over, if you want to read about true leadership, the kind that makes a profound difference for children in our homes, schools, and communities, you can follow Hugh to the Leadership Farm and download U.N.I.Q.U. E.: Growing the Leader Within Kindle ebook for free until November 11, 2012.