Archive for November, 2007

  • A Pop-Quiz for Those Leading in 2007

    A Pop-Quiz for Those Leading in 2007

    Friends, I quizzed my son Jack about his organization – a Montessori school.  Then about a week later I quizzed an audience of about 200 people.  I asked each about their core values.  I said to Jack, who is in fifth grade in a combined […]

    Full Story

  • Brief Thoughts for a Short Week

    Brief Thoughts for a Short Week

    Friends, Brief thoughts for a gratefully short week: First, give thanks at work.  Write ‘em up on the flipcharts, on the whiteboards, on the bulletin boards, on agendas and emails.  Giving thanks is right and it also generates positive energy we all need down the […]

    Full Story

  • Hitting the Wall to overcome fear, failure, and fatigue

    Hitting the Wall to overcome fear, failure, and fatigue

    Friends, Think of your toughest challenge today.  The one perhaps that you have been trying not to think of.  A conversation you’re avoiding.  A strategy that’s not right.  A program you have to change.  Maybe today’s not the day.  But maybe fear’s in the way.  […]

    Full Story

  • What We Need in a Leader and a President

    What We Need in a Leader and a President

    Friends, I’m very excited to launch www.presidential-leadership.com, a new non-partisan blogsite that will complement “Reading for Leading.” With the election of a president one year away and the primaries and caucuses nearly on us, we face a huge election. The news will keep bringing you […]

    Full Story