The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check
My daughter recently began her school career in Junior Kindergarten and since her school is JK-12, I received a newsletter outlining why I should send her to University. It made me laugh, but it also made me think about how many young people I have interviewed for jobs who are […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills
There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared for the working world than they were 20 years […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering
I recently came across a great article in the New York Times that discussed raising successful children. I was inspired to share my thoughts on the topic, since developing successful children is the mission of The Artistic Edge (TAE).

For those of you who follow TAE, you know that we have a […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?
I just listened to a story posted by a CBC Radio show out of Vancouver called This is That. This satirical radio show made an excellent illustration of how far removing competition from sports could go. They spoke of an “athletic association” who decided to remove the […]

By |September 5th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Success Comes From Willingness

Success Comes From Willingness
It is the end of August and the summer is almost over. Where does the time go? I realized that I haven’t written a blog post in a while, so I hope this entry will make up for lost time. It has been a whirlwind of a summer with so many “aha” […]

By |August 29th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

The Trump Test: Would You Get Fired?

The Trump Test: Would You Get Fired?
I was watching The Celebrity Apprentice last week, and I had an “aha” moment. At the end of the episode, Donald Trump was asking each of the teams whether they thought their project manager was a good leader. I realized that the skills Mr. Trump was looking for in […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become
Wow…I just love this phrase! I first heard Who you spend time with is who you become from Nido Qubein, a renowned business expert and the President of High Point University in North Carolina. I was at a business conference watching a video of Nido speaking and […]

By |April 7th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success
Perhaps the best way to learn is to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of those who have already done what we are trying to do. When we are in school, we are often willing to accept the value of a teacher’s guidance. However, we are […]

By |March 27th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding?

What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding?
I recently read a discussion on LinkedIn about this question and it reminded me of why the arts are so important to preparing children for their future.

Knowing in its traditional North American definition, means being familiar with something. Having the facts in your mind. You know how to […]

By |February 22nd, 2013|Featured|3 Comments

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz
I was at the theatre last week with my mom and cousin to see a production of The Wizard of Oz. I grew up watching the movie and as a huge musical theatre fan, I was excited to watch the show live on stage. […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments