Archive for January, 2008

  • Managing My Appetites

    Managing My Appetites

    Friends, It’s been a week of thinking about the frailty of human leaders.  I find myself thinking a lot about how sometimes my human appetites undermine what matters most to me. When leaders are caught in scandal – especially about private behavior – the public […]

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  • Getting Outside Your Comfort

    Getting Outside Your Comfort

    Friends, With apologies to those who understandably desire to have Martin Luther King Day be strictly about the end of racism, racial bias and prejudice, I offer slightly broader thoughts and raise somewhat unorthodox questions today. Barack and Hillary have walked a trail blazed by […]

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  • Leading with tough love

    Leading with tough love

    Friends, Imagine you’re on a stage, as this boy was over the weekend.  You’re 14 and generally think the whole world is watching you, and this time you’re almost right.  There are 400 men and women in camouflage fatigues, all officers in the Michigan National […]

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  • Lead With Your Best Self in '08

    Lead With Your Best Self in '08

    Friends, For some years now I have finished this weekly missive with the line “lead with your best self.”  It implies that you always have a choice.  And that there are different selves within.  Sometimes you’re your worst, worse, fair, good, better, or best self.  […]

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