- Implied Negativity – The Misuse of Words
- Read the Bill Before You Form an Opinion?
- Wordisms # 241 – Just Make It Up!
- Wordisms # 581 – Infantilization??
- Leadership Class Intro
- Slow Down, Goldfish
- I’ll Be Honest…
- Life Skills Roadmap – All Roads Connect To Self-Esteem
- 0-1nternet of Things, Where Art Thou?
- 5 Surefire Ways to Destroy a Child’s Self Esteem
- Poke a Veteran in the Eye…Because it Just Makes Sense
- Parenting Karma: Be Careful What You Wish For
Author Archives: jstagner
From my posts found in the Wayback Machine, originally published on May 12, 2009. Okay, this is a pet peeve of mine. Maybe it’s because I’m a word guy. Maybe it’s because I know when I’m being manipulated. I’m talking … Continue reading
From my posts found in the Wayback Machine, originally published on Aug 31, 2009. Obamacare, National Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, Socialized Medicine – no matter how you say it, everyone’s talking about it, and almosteveryone has an opinion. On Friday, August … Continue reading
From my posts found in the Wayback Machine, originally published on March 16, 2010 As a long-time lover of words and language, I’m both amused and disgusted by the popular trend of just making up new words as we need … Continue reading
From my posts found in the Wayback Machine, originally published on April 1, 2010. This business of finding and declaring words invalid is a sticky one. So before I introduce you to the latest lame word of the week (it’s … Continue reading
Note to readers: Articles on Leadership published here are for actual use in a leadership program I teach at my Martial Arts school in Salem, MO. I currently have 50 students, and growing. What is Leadership?
It’s pretty normal for me to have several books going at once. I don’t know if it’s because I like a change in scenery now and then, or because I have the mind of a goldfish. Anyway, one of my … Continue reading
“I’ll be honest…” That phrase makes me cringe. When I hear those words, the first thing I think is, “Wait a minute – do you mean you weren’t already being honest? You have to tell me you’re getting ready to … Continue reading
When I think about my long-term goal with teaching life skills to kids, it is this: I want to develop in children an impenetrable, bulletproof self-esteem. I want to create a sense of self-worth that is so strong that they don’t need acceptance by their peers. Of course, Continue reading
For many who live on the cutting edge of technology, the possibilities that abound with the Internet of Things (IoT) are endless fodder for all-night conversations – or all day for that matter. Don’t believe it? Just pop into any … Continue reading