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At PaulSchwager.com you can learn a bit more about me as well as connect with me.

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Leadership

Lead with CARE. This simple word summarizes my leadership strategy. For me it is all about relationships and the word CARE articulates the key attributes that guide success.

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Teaching

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” ~C. S. Lewis

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Research

The ability to explore many topics and work with different people is what I enjoy most about research. Most of my research focuses on technology mediated relationship.

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Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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Personal

“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” Thomas Kinkade

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My Journey

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Blog

Engaging Leadership: My Blog  is where I share some of my thoughts on Leadership, Technology, Business Education and other interests. For me it is about progress, not perfection.

Recent Posts

Recent Blog Posts

Some of my thoughts and ramblings…

Rut or Groove?

There’s a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. ~Christine Lavin Yesterday we moved Kaitlyn into her apartment.  She is an amazing person and I am looking forward to watching her continue to...

Appreciating Diversity

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. ~Max de Per A couple of...

Getting to No

“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” ~Tony Blair There is a great book called “Getting to Yes.” It is about negotiating agreement and makes a lot of sense. It is definitely a worthwhile read. But there is also a need for “Getting...

Experience with a Standing Desk

If you are like me, you have seen multiple articles over the last few years about the benefits of a standing desk. I’ve looked and I’ve wondered, but never did anything. One big reason is the price and the other is ECU has invested in the furniture. Then I saw the...

Optimism or Positive Attitude?

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. ~Voltaire If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges....

Authentically Me

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ~Andre Gide I’ve debated about writing this for quite some time. It’s easier to be vanilla and not risk offending someone. That comes very naturally for me. I’d like to be a...

Pick & Stick

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. ~Alan Lakein   I take time management seriously. After seeing my first pocket Day-Timer in college, I was hooked. I think I still have one  in a drawer in my...

3 Words

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. ~Henry Ford I spend a lot of my time interacting with a many different people. This provides an opportunity to see a lot of different perspectives. Themes begin to emerge. One theme, I...