Intimacy and Leadership

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Friends, What a week. After all the intensity and anticipation, the election came and is gone. Can you believe TIME already has profiles of the 2016 contenders?  Is that not a sign that the pace of our lives needs just a little recalibration? From a leadership vantage point, two moments stood out this week.  The … Continued

Know How Important You Are

Special 12th Anniversary Edition Guest Blogger: Jim Kouzes   First the bad news. Tuesday, October 16, was not a very good day for bosses. It should have been a good day—it was Boss’s Day after all—but it wasn’t. Instead of getting congratulatory notes, candy, and flowers bosses nationally got a report card from author and … Continued

Margaux and Jack Find Their Passions

Margaux and Jack Find Their Passions Friends, At two he was swishing NERF balls in our front foyer on a chair five feet from the plastic hoop…one, two, three…seven times in a row.  I was laughing and cheering and he was giggle-chortling with delight.  He’s 13 now and he’s still got a nice shooting touch. … Continued

Christine Leads A Family Reunion With a Purpose

Christine Leads A Family Reunion With a Purpose Friends, It began with the desire to do something good.  I have had a deep love for New Orleans since the early ’80s when I ran a neighborhood social service center for the Catholic Diocese there.  Watching Katrina/Rita and seeing the maps of flooding were personally painful. … Continued

Holiday Leadership Lessons

Friends, Happy holidays.  Thanks to each of you who, as Time’s person of the year, celebrated your award (there wasn’t a check that came with it, was there?) by commenting on my blog.  I again invite you to join the blog conversation today, and I especially invite participation from those who celebrate something other than … Continued