Are you sinking, missing or rocking the boat?

I’m a sucka for a good maritime metaphor so check out my Weekly Leader post about Bill Taylor’s post on his Practically Radical blog over at the HarvardBusiness blogs. Taylor was a founder of Fast Company magazine and author of business bestseller Mavericks at Work and always thoughtful writer and entertaining speaker on leadership. Instead … Continue reading Are you sinking, missing or rocking the boat?

Rocking the Boat’s WhiteHall Award

Why am I such a fan of this organization? Read Steve Rappaport’s grat article Rocking the Boat – Old ways teach kids new life lessons in the current issue (Sept./Oct. 2008) of WoodenBoat magazine and you’ll see why.

Voice Your Choice for Rocking the Boat

  I just got an email from one of my favorite maritime / environmental / youth development nonprofits, Rocking the Boat. I’ve previously posted about them here and here. The email was about an opportunity they have to win a grant from Patagonia, one of the coolest, most environmentally conscious and socially responsible organizations on … Continue reading Voice Your Choice for Rocking the Boat

Rocking the Boat changes kids lives

I was recently “tagged” by my leadership blogger friend Ed Brenegar of Leading Questions to participate in Alex Shalman’s Compassion, Caring, Charity project. This is the first time that I’ve been “tagged” like this so here goes… Last week was a very busy one for me with several of my nonprofit interests. On Sunday and … Continue reading Rocking the Boat changes kids lives

Boat building and sailing, teaching life’s lessons, internationally

The August 3rd issue of The Epoch Times has an interesting article by Jan Jekielek entitled Sail Training, Small Scale, Brings Hope and Responsibility to Troubled Youth about a small boat program in Poland. “I don’t know a more effective method of teaching young people,” says Adam Falkiewicz, the lead Sail Trainer at the club. “They have … Continue reading Boat building and sailing, teaching life’s lessons, internationally

The New York Harbor School: A Sea Change in Education

Great news! Here is a picture of the new home of the New York Harbor School.   It’s been a longtime coming, 10 years in fact, but the school is scheduled to relocate to a renovated Coast Guard hospital on Governor’s Island off the southern tip of Manhattan in the fall of 2010. Justin Pope … Continue reading The New York Harbor School: A Sea Change in Education

FotoFriday: A Day At Sea Protecting Right Whales

Here’s Dominic Hix’s story and pictures from a trip on Research Vessel Connecticut he made earlier this week setting up listening buoys in an effort to protect right whales.