Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your Child's Conceptual Thinking Teacher, HUGE Book Endorsement and More

I hope you are enjoying your end of the summer activities. However, for many of us, school has already begun and that fall feeling is in the air. I’m really excited about this week’s edition of iLead2Serve. I picked up a HUGE endorsement for my upcoming book, Define Your Destiny: A Self-Awareness Journey Toward Servant Leadership, and I can’t wait for you to read the final installment of the thinking preferences of your child’s teacher.

In this week’s edition you will read about:

  • Define Your Destiny: A Self-Awareness Journey Toward Servant Leadership
  • Your Child’s Conceptual Thinking Teacher
  • Training and Development News
  • Quote for the Week

Coming (VERY) Soon…

“If there is anyone who can help you “define your own destiny” it is Kelvin Redd.  He has influenced thousands of people to do just that.  Now, all of us can learn from him and create a more fulfilling and productive life.  His new book will change how you see the importance of self-awareness.” - Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee

Your Child's Conceptual Thinking Teacher

Your child's conceptual thinking teacher might be a little bit different from all the rest. This teacher learns by experimenting and is a big picture thinker. He enjoys the unusual. Do you recall the movie, Dead Poets Society, and the teacher, Mr. Keating, played by Robin Williams? Keating had a preference for conceptual thinking. He thought outside of the box. He was intuitive about ideas and extremely imaginative.

I was presenting a workshop once to a group of preschool administrators. One of the administrators had a highly conceptual profile. During my presentation, I stopped in my tracks and I looked at her and said, "I bet you have one of the most beautiful schools in your district." And one of the other administrators said, "Oh, Mr. Redd, she does."  I went to visit the school, and her co-worker was right. The school looked like Disneyland.

The conceptual thinking teacher, just as the conceptual thinking student, may have problems with the highly structured educational environment of today. The world is their oyster and they want to experience every bit of it. Therefore, I caution all parents: Don’t get all hot and bothered if this teacher appears to lack structure and doesn’t teach like the rest of their peers. This teacher’s class might be the most rewarding educational experience of your child’s life.

Training and Development News

On November 10, 2010, I presented an Emergenetics workshops to 150 Aflac managers and supervisors. The evening before I decided to check out the room at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Notice how it is decorated. Do you see your thinking preference color?

Quote for the Week

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

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