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What Does It Take to Lead A Systems Change?
Across the world, people are facing increasingly complex challenges in their lives and workplaces. From poverty to climate change to racial inequity to the future of work, these all require equally complex solutions. Achieving long-term, […]
PART TWO: Fiercely Alive
Who Are You How Do You See What Will You Do Who Are You?Section One What is Your Story? – 2.1.1 You tell the story first and then you live your way into it. Jonathon […]
PART THREE: Fiercely Navigating
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Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world. Eleanor Roosevelt I owe my deepest, most heart-felt gratitude to many people […]
My Strengths Story
In 1989, one year after graduating from college, I got the call for my dream job. I was invited to help launch a design office within a large organization. My role was to provide color […]
Igniting Engagement Among Teams and Classrooms in Hong Kong
From New Zealand to Canada, our Mayerson Academy team has been fortunate to work with extraordinary educators around the world. Last week, we had the tremendous privilege of working with education leaders at Discovery College […]
Learning from Global Experts About How to Raise Positive Children
I don’t have children of my own; however, I am constantly around them. I enjoy observing how children are little people with the same wide range of emotions, temperaments, and behaviors as adults. I’ve also […]
The NEW “Higher Order” Skills Gap
Reducing the actions of today’s successful professionals (doctors, lawyers, consultants, etc.) to their basic structures, we see a similar pattern of sophisticated skills to gather and analyze data, interpret data for meaning, and create and […]
Leadership is Like Herding Tigers
You may be familiar with the phrase “herding cats” – a term used to describe attempts to corral unwieldy folks or processes. In a slight twist, author, speaker, advisor and self-described “arms dealer for the […]
If You Can Be Replaced …
“If in your role as _____________, you can be replaced by artificial intelligence, you should be.” When I heard this sentence, the blank was filled in with “teacher.” Since this time, in conversations about artificial […]
3 Ideas on Happiness and Well-Being from Around the World
Goldie Hawn, Jeffrey Sachs and Matthieu Ricard agreed when they spoke on happiness and well-being. At the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United […]
An Evening With Lea Waters: Raising Strong Children Recap
On January 11th, Mayerson Academy, Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. welcomed author Lea Waters to Cincinnati as part of the Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series. Dr. Waters is an Australian psychologist, academic, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes […]
Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series
Buy Tickets Today! Today, perhaps more than ever, we benefit from hearing messages of hope—messages that focus on strengths, confidence, mindfulness, and resilience. In partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc., we are […]
Work Hard. Be True. Care for Others.
Recently we celebrated the first 25 years of Mayerson Academy at our Be Your Best. Move the World. event and invited participants to tell us what it means to “be at your best.” 150+ partners and friends who celebrated […]
We Agree on Something!
There seems to be endless acrimony and polarization in our national conversation on so many topics. That makes it especially exciting to me when I see important and productive issues for which there appears to […]
Understanding My Strength of Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
If you walked into my cubicle right now, it would be hard to recognize one of my top strengths. Messy desk aside, I needed a better understanding of Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. Understanding […]
A New School Year: Preparing Students for the World Through Strengths
Guest Blogger: Aiesha White is a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Westwood School, a Communications and Community Engagement Consultant for Strong Cincinnati, and a life-long Madisonville resident with strong family roots and deep passion […]
Building Strong Teams: Welcoming Our Newest Addition
The last several years have been very exciting at Mayerson Academy! Our team has remained committed to our values as we find new ways to design and deliver extraordinary learning experiences that help individuals and organizations be […]
Outside of the box? There is no Box!
I am certain that one of the reasons why I love the character strengths work that I am involved in, (besides it just being downright awesome), is because curiosity is a signature strength of mine. […]
One in 280,164 Schools
What does it take to be a top school when there are 280,164 schools? Our Mayerson Academy team is honored and delighted to work with Principal Zheng who knows exactly just what to do to […]
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