In a recent New Yorker examination of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, historian Simon Schama pointed a spotlight on The Queen’s competitive advantage as a leader: Decency.
Just begun may be half done, but incomplete projects are like unseen waves in the middle of a boiling ocean; as Shakespeare wrote, “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” I’m looking at my to-do list. All are worthy tasks. Most move me toward my goals. All are pretty exciting…
I think about Jim every labor day. Of the hundreds of people in our organization, few earned less money, while adding more value.
Our earliest intimacies live on in memory. The right song on the radio vividly rekindles the sights, sounds and smells of the moments when we first began to expolore the mysteries of affection.
All media has a point of view. Challenge it. Especially if the viewpoint parallels your perception of the truth.
If you can get out of bed in the morning and are still standing when the day is done, that is a reason to celebrate success.
Birthdays are moments when I look back over my blog posts to see if I’ve learned anything from the seasoning that is supposed to make us wise. Yes and no. Looking back over six decades, I attribute whatever success I may have had, in great measure, to luck. Yup, I…
Effective leaders stand for something, earning trust and respect, sometimes at the expense of popularity. Sacrifice and risk come with the territory. In my early teens, I often accompanied my superintendent dad to Ann Arbor School Board meetings. It was a time of cataclysmic cultural change. The friction between old…
The need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution. – Stephen Covey
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. ~Harper Lee Advice from others who have walked the path is invaluable.