Joseph Kellard

Joseph Kellard

The Value of Creative Solo Projects

Producing a solo work of art that beautifies your home can leave you with a wonderful daily reminder of your abilities. I learned this after arranging photos I’d taken over my couch to create an esthetically pleasing corner of my humble abode.  A few years ago, I...

Creative Projects

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Recent Posts

Cracking the Code on Team Performance

Cracking the Code on Team Performance

Daniel Coyle, in The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, presents a compelling case for why some teams are more successful than others. His one-word answer is “culture,” which he defines as “the way that people interact within an organized system.”...

Art as Inspiration: Lang Lang at the Prado

Art as Inspiration: Lang Lang at the Prado

Great musicians can inspire students of music to improve their own playing and artistry. I experienced this myself in 2017 when, as a novice piano student, I went to see the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang on tour. I was awestruck by his technical skill, fluidity,...

Cara E. Yar Khan on the Value of Courage

Cara E. Yar Khan on the Value of Courage

“Courage and confidence are practical necessities . . . courage is the practical form of being true to existence, of being true to truth, and confidence is the practical form of being true to one’s own consciousness.” —Ayn Rand I love listening to people who...