At Google, twice a year they ask everyone who has a manager to evaluate that manager. The result is [...]
It was an embarrassing display. I was in a another city working for a non-profit organization. The organization’s director , I’ll call him Clark, and I were at a local restaurant for dinner. The waitress was having a [...]
Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, was born January 23, 1951 in Dennison, Texas, to a dentist father and an elementary school teacher mother. An exceptional student with a brilliant mind, he joined Mensa at the age of 12.
After graduating [...]
When the Second Continental Congress convened on June 7, 1776, the pressing order of business was a resolution drafted by Richard Henry Lee calling for a declaration of independence from Great Britain. It was the culmination of many months [...]
Tables were arranged in a shallow U-shape at the front of the room. It was the annual board meeting of a vintage automobile club whose members resided in almost every state. The year had not been a peaceful one [...]
President Kennedy once hosted a gathering of about 50 Nobel Prize winners at the White House, and he said, “This is probably the greatest collection of talent and human knowledge ever assembled in this place, except for when Thomas [...]
“I don’t know why no one will help,” complained another leader. “Surely they can see [...]
He was a fair to middling woodworker. On a good day he could complete a project with only one or two mistakes. In his early thirties, he had an inclination to drink and in a place where the price [...]
Today in the United States we celebrate a national holiday. Labor Day, always on the first Monday in September, celebrates the labor movement here. Its intent is to commemorate the rise and influence of organized labor which has been [...]
Rachel was a relatively new employee at a retail outlet. She was given the requisite week’s training in the training room and sent to the sales floor. Part of her job was to restock merchandise that had been returned. [...]
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 [...]
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