Let’s not go back

Let’s not go back

In several heartfelt conversations with clients, colleagues and friends, I am hearing a consistent theme: Let’s not go back. Let’s not go back to the insanity of working at the expense of everything else in life. Let’s not go back to the notion that more is better....
Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Hierarchal structures traditionally look to the top for leadership. For example, in a non-profit organization we look to the Executive Director; in a for-profit company we look to the CEO; in our nation, we ultimately look to the president. But what happens when there...
You can’t fake leadership

You can’t fake leadership

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in...
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Remember that you must die. Most of us don’t like to consider our mortality. Yet there is but one door through which we exit life, and it is called death. What better reminder to make the most of each day? What better motivation to treat those with whom we work, and...
Focus in a distracting world

Focus in a distracting world

“I can’t keep my mind on my business. I wake up every morning thinking about the state of the world.” That’s how a conversation began with one of my clients. Since it’s Sunday, let me make a confession: I feel the same way. I was brought up in the Christian faith, and...