Beware the naysayer

Beware the naysayer by Nancy Knowlton
It’s helpful and necessary to have multiple perspectives on an opportunity, including from those who say no. But a person should never play the role of naysayer over and over.
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National treasures

National treasures by Nancy Knowlton
National treasures shouldn’t be thought of as just buildings and natural wonders, but should also include people, in particular, children.
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Money and more for your start-up

Money and more for your start-up by Nancy Knowlton
Having been on both sides of entrepreneurship – starting businesses and financing businesses, I have some advice on where to focus your efforts to help ensure success.
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Emphasize the positive

Emphasize the positive by Nancy Knowlton
Focusing on what needs to be done and not what doesn’t need to be done is the best way to achieve the desired outcome.
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Be neither seen nor heard

Be neither seen nor heard by Nancy Knowlton
Compared to my work experience when I finished high school, companies today encourage staff to share ideas and concerns about the workplace – and with good reason.
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Washing hands – a health fundamental

Washing hands – a health fundamental by Nancy Knowlton
Washing hands is something we expect everyone to do, but surprisingly that’s not the case. It’s amazing how this one simple practice can reduce the transmission of disease.
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People say the craziest things

People say the craziest thing by Nancy Knowlton
I’ve been confounded and perturbed by some of the things I’ve heard people say over the years. Occasionally I have been left wondering why people make the choices they do.
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Leadership lingo

Leadership lingo by Nancy Knowlton
For me, everyone can be a leader. Leadership is a mindset that everyone can cultivate. It’s not a position on an organization chart.
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Making sense of school rankings

Making sense of school rankings by Nancy Knowlton
It’s time to take a careful look at the whole process of annual school rankings. Reporting rankings based on data that doesn’t consider the makeup of the student base or prior results doesn’t tell the correct or full story.
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One-faced all the time

One-faced all the time by Nancy Knowlton
I’ve had some interesting opportunities over the years to meet many different types of people, including politicians. I’m afraid I have come away from some experiences rather surprised and disappointed about duplicitous behavior.
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