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 [...]
Jason (not his real name) was a perfectly irritating individual. There was just something about him that was abrasive and off-putting. He had been crossways with nearly everyone in the building. He had a Gomer Pyle intellect, a Barney [...]
Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901 at 2156 North [...]
The son of a handloom weaver, Andrew Carnegie was born in the Scottish village of Dunfermline, Fife, in 1835. In 1848, at the age of 13 he, along with his family immigrated to the US where they settled in [...]
Tell me what you prefer! I will be launching The Practical Leader Podcast soon and I really want to know what format you prefer. Would you help me by taking a brief survey? It won’t take more than 3 or [...]
Three times a year I go to a local university along with a group of other members of my local SCORE* chapter. It is a nationally known school that trains and graduates medical technicians. Most are fresh in from [...]
I’m summing up today with a caveat. The general study and analysis of the traits of intelligence is ongoing. Many minds greater than mine have explored this subject. I do not want to give an impression that this in [...]
But he did. His father had [...]
He was the tenth son of a Boston soap maker. His father intended for his son to enter the ministry but he had money enough for only one year of schooling when the profession required many. So he apprenticed [...]
A big thank you to those readers who have participated in my survey polling your preferences for future training programs. Here are the preliminary results. If you haven’t let your preferences be known it’s not too late. Please [...]
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