It is that sort of attitude that contributes to success, [...]
If there is one competency that separates a leader from a manager, it is this one: the ability to maintain a forward focus and organize change to facilitate it. There are a thousand things that compete for our attention [...]
I am in Washington, DC, at the SCORE annual conference. SCORE is an organization of volunteers, all experienced business and non-profit leaders who volunteer their time to mentor others. There are 320 local chapters throughout the country in which [...]
The son [...]
There I stood, 4 minutes power left on my laptop battery and I’m holding the plug ready to connect to an outlet. The problem? My laptop is American and I was standing in my quarters in Uganda. There was [...]
This website was down yesterday due to a technical fault with our hosting service. I spent almost the entire day working with the service and my IT tech to get it back up. I am webmaster for 8 other sites [...]
Playing almost his entire 19 year long career at the New York Yankees, Lawrence Peter Berra, whom we know as Yogi, has become a classic example of colorful management. On the field he was a catcher and an outfielder. [...]
My economics teacher asked each of us what we thought was the meaning of life. The answers were as varied as were those occupying desks. It seemed an odd question to [...]
Yesterday someone posted a provocative question that showed up on my Facebook timeline. They asked “If you don’t know your purpose, are you still looking for it?” Surprisingly, many of the comments indicated the commenter did not know their [...]
Keeping Up Appearances
Communication always happens. Even when you are not deliberately sending a text, speaking before a group, speaking with someone, making a call, or any of the other acts we would equate with communicating, leaders are always [...]
Born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum in 1905 to a Jewish family in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ayn Rand, as she came to be known in the US, became one of the 20th centuries most controversial and influential authors and philosophers.
Churchill saw action in Cuba, Egypt, Sudan, and the battles of WWI. His career as [...]
On September 29, 1982, twelve-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, died after taking a capsule of Extra-Strength Tylenol. Over the space of the next few days, six more would die the same way. Most predicted that Tylenol [...]
This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work for three months with a non-profit organization doing work in AIDS prevention among young people. He had recently graduated from [...]
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