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March 17th, 2015

Promoting Education Excellence: H2O for Education’s Primary Objectives and Values

by Dr. Brian Higley

I was recently asked about the objectives and values of the “H2O” (or, Help to Ourselves/Others) educational approach.  Here are some of the primary objectives of the H2O for Education approach (Part I) and the values represented by the objectives (Part II):

Part I: Primary Objectives of the H2O Educational Approach

Promote “Education Excellence.”  The major objective of the H2O approach is the promotion of “education excellence” (or, education that results in an increased ability to live one’s personal and professional visions in life in high-quality ways).  For more specifics on how it does so, see Part II below (comments on the values of the H2O approach).

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September 26th, 2014

Education Excellence: Excellent Work in the Field of Meaningful Change (and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)

by Dr. Brian Higley

Over the years, I’ve been asked by many people about the influences of our team’s H2O for Education program, so I thought I would post many of them here.  This list represents a sample of what we believe to be some of the most relevant work over the past 100 years or so in both (a) the field of long-term, meaningful learning and change and (b) the promotion of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness:

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December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Well-defined Vision

by Dr. Brian Higley

Well-defined visions are supported by a clear understanding of a team’s primary objectives and a strong appreciation for these objectives. One indication of a well-defined vision is a team-wide feeling of being challenged to improve regularly (which can result in a feeling of forward-movement and decreased levels of boredom), while avoiding taking on too much challenge at one time (resulting in feelings of being overwhelmed). Read the rest of this article »

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Well-defined Goals

by Dr. Brian Higley

Well-defined goals (also known as “SMART goals”) are achieved via constant attention to the development of specific, measurable, agreed-upon, realistic, time-bound steps toward fulfilling broader objectives.  An indication that this is being attained is reduction in the following major barriers to Execution Excellence: Read the rest of this article »

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Aligned Goals

by Dr. Brian Higley

Good goal alignment is achieved via constant attention to how well the achievement of clear goals (the specific, measurable steps toward fulfilling broader primary objectives) actually bring about desired outcomes (or, a team or individual’s primary objectives).  An indication of good goal alignment is a reduction of two major barriers to Execution Excellence:

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