Confidence is such an important skills for young people to be able to demonstrate as they grow up and start entering the job marketing. But like any skill it is like a “muscle” that needs to be worked. A young person’s ability to stand out and come across as confident […]
The Problem With Your Arts Career
This is going to be a bit of a different blog post than I usually write as often I focus my attention on leadership skills and their connection to the arts. Today I want to write directly to those of you who are professional artists […]
How Helping Children Resulted In My Failure
It has been many months since I’ve written a blog post as I have been dealing with some life changing events. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the lessons that I learned from my experience.
You may or may not know […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]