Archive for May, 2011

  • Leading When the Lines Are All Blurred

    Friends, Have you ever thought about all the lines that have been erased in the last 50 years?  It hit me when I was listening to a story about the number and impact of “soldier bloggers” in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Technology has eliminated the line […]

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  • Read in The Daily Beast: Dan’s “8 Tips for Men in Power—and In Lust”

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sexual assault of a maid show men need to talk to each other about how to treat women. Daniel Mulhern, a former first husband of Michigan, offers eight tips on getting the conversation started.

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  • Don’t Meet Me Halfway

    Friends, Today is Jennifer’s and my 25th anniversary. Like any relationship that has endured so long, our marriage has many facets or levels to it. And because I believe that the power of all leadership comes from the power of relationships, I thought it worth […]

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  • Arnold could learn something from Dan

    Arnold could learn something from Dan

    The Detroit News If any political couple had a right to lash out at Arnold Schwarzenegger for fathering a child with a member of his household staff, it is former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her husband Daniel Mulhern. Not only do the two former governors […]

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  • NEWSWEEK OPINION: How to Be a Real Man

    Dan Mulhern responds to Newsweek’s cover on the “Beached White Male.” The old rules don’t work—as I’ve learned being married to a powerful woman. Here’s what I’m telling our son about modern manhood Editor’s note: Mulhern is married to star Democrat Jennifer Granholm, the former […]

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  • Rochelle Riley: Granholm tenure lesson in new generation of role reversal

    Rochelle Riley: Granholm tenure lesson in new generation of role reversal

    Detroit Free Press It was supposed to have been Gov. Dan Mulhern. One of seven children raised in a traditional family on the east side of Detroit, Mulhern returned home from college in 1987 with his new bride, Jennifer Granholm. His plan was to have […]

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  • The Today Show-A Woman’s Nation

    The Today Show-A Woman’s Nation

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  • Oxymoron for the week – Everyday Leadership Superstar

    Friends, Leadership lessons often leap from the world of sports.  And so often, NOT!  Today, a big NOT.  I opened a news site’s sports page, it was about playoffs, and typically, it was all about stars: Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City and the showdown between […]

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  • Today is Mothers Day

    Friends, On Mothers Day, is it just my early ’60s-’70s upbringing that makes me think of a very traditional mom?  You know, cooking, hugging, putting on bandages, meeting the bus, cleaning (and making us clean), gardening, and taking grandma to the doctors.  Of course, most […]

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  • Does It Ever Make Sense for a Leader to Strain?

    Friends, Two quick public service announcements before today’s thoughts. On Newsweek’s “My Turn” page today, you’ll find a “letter to my son Jack” that I wrote in response to their cover story last week about the “Beached White Male.” I’d love to hear what you think.  […]

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