With simple but delightful storytelling, Kevin Carroll channels his childhood passion for sport and play into a universally appealing blueprint for life. Drawing wisdom from the playgrounds of his youth, where he spent hour upon hour sharpening his body and his mind, Carroll shares with readers his Rules of the Red Rubber Ball - how to achieve maximum human potential through the power of passion and creativity. Finding your own -red rubber ball+ and chasing it to your heart+s content, he argues, is the surest route to peace, prosperity, and happiness. Over the years as an athletic trainer and public speaker, Carroll has transformed his philosophy into seven simple rules that any successful leader will endorse: 1) Commit to it 2) Seek out encouragers 3) Work out your creative muscle 4) Prepare to shine 5) Speak up 6) Expect the unexpected 7) Maximize the day With an award-winning design and color photos throughout, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball will inspire the child in everyone for generations to come.
STAFF PICKS: Take a Day Off: Read a Book!
Posted August 13, 2013, 12:37 AM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It is nearing the end of summer, at least in these parts, but there is still time to whittle down that long "to-read-on-vacation" list that you might have created in May, imaging long hot days laying in the sun, book in hand. If you are like me, summer is never quite the vast wasteland of time during which I can read to my heart's content that I always hope it will be. Instead, it is usually a time of rushing around the city from event to event, doing home and yard work, taking my child to a park/pool/playdate, and generally feeling like the summer is going by way too fast.
NEWS & OPINION: Where Do You Want to Go?
Posted November 17, 2010, 2:54 AM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
Maybe you don't really know. You feel stuck in a rut.
Maybe, like I did, you just want to get away.
NEWS & OPINION: Butterfly in the Sky...
Posted August 28, 2009, 3:01 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
When Geordi La Forge left his career as helmsman and chief engineer of the starship Enterprise , he found a new calling—as a champion of literacy to Earth's children. Known to us as LeVar Burton, he took the helm of Reading Rainbow in 1983. (I know the television sequence of events runs backwards here, The Next Generation not premiering until 1987 and all, but the man was a chief engineer.
NEWS & OPINION: Get Back In The Box - It's OK To Have Fun
Posted August 4, 2006, 1:55 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
This is the fourth in a series on Doug Rushkoff's Get Back In The Box.
The final theme I want to discuss is the importance Rushhoff puts on play. He says Apple is the company it is because Jobs let people have fun.
NEWS & OPINION: Todd's Best of 2005
Posted December 23, 2005, 4:28 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It has been an incredible year. I know it sounds like a big echo here on the blog, but we are so happy and want to thank everyone who has help make this year such a success. Like the awards shows, there are too many names to list.