Wordle! is a cool tool that will analyze your blog or other webpage and build a colorful, fun tag cloud. You can edit colors, layout, font and remove words that you don’t want to include. Check it out at http://www.wordle.net. Below is the Wordle of my Linked In profile (www.linkedin.com/in/johnkjennings).
Last year at this time I was at the beginning of a new stage of my career. After an unexpected layoff and the first time not being employeed in nearly a quarter-century, I found myself in an unfamiliar place. I had spent my entire career working in IT shops of
If you know me at all, you probably know that I am an avid supporter of Boy Scouts. I’ve been part of the scouting movement almost my whole life. I’m an Eagle Scout and the father of an Eagle Scout. A couple of years ago, after serving as Scoutmaster of
This is the third post regarding this topic. Using the 1 Corinthians model of “what’s important in life”, I’ve learned to apply those concepts to dealing with the fears that life brings us. Fear is closely related to worry. “Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center
In my last post I talked about the need to have faith to get through the challenges in life. Worries and fear are inevitable, but how we deal with them is entirely up to us. Using the 1 Corinthians 13 model, I am proposing an age-old solution for getting through
Dealing with fear and worry is an every day issue. You can’t avoid them. But what you can do is learn how to deal with them and overcome the paralyzing effect they can have on you. Let’s first define fear and worry. While they are almost used interchangeably, there is
In the pre-social media web (pre web 2.0), it was easy for a business or organization to “oversell” themselves. I saw this from time-to-time. It’s easy to imagine how a business might do this. A website can be designed to make them seem very impressive. Testimonials from customers (whether real
I’ve always been impressed with Coach John Wooden (even though I’m not a UCLA fan). His accomplishments, on and off the court, are indisputable. I’m reading Pat William’s book about Coach Wooden and the principles that were passed from his father to the coach that shaped his life. One of
Some leaders take action on very little direction, while others seem to never have enough to make a decision.
I was reviewing the book “Principle-Centered Leadersihp” by Stephen Covey the other day, and was reminded of the great message he has in this book. Here’s a summary. Overall theme: That “natural laws, principles, operate regardless. So get these principles at the center of your life, at the center of