Cut-off in mid-sentence, confused and a little stunned, I watched as my carefully planned seminar appeared to unravel. Several of my participants were having a disagreement about something. Others nodded their heads in agreement; a few clearly had other thoughts. I wondered, “Had I said something
His left arm was left useless by the polio that ravaged his body as a boy. As a ten-year-old he tended the family’s goat herd while supporting himself on a stick he’d fashioned into a crutch. He remembered his father, six days after his wedding and with a newly pregnant wife, had been forcibly
I’ve been doing some reading and writing on establishing a culture of trust, and it’s pretty clear to me how leaders are setting the standards throughout their organizations.
As I shared in my last post, leaders are standard-bearers who establish the basic tenets of integrity throughout their
The Mustang GT accelerated smoothly as I put her through the gears. With tremendous torque at the top end of the power curve, the engine’s throaty rumble seemed to express joy when it was being wound out. The racing seat and four-point harness, sized for slimmer hips, was snug but kept me solidly
The First In A Five-Part Series On Trust
In nearly every consulting, coaching, or mastermind group that I have facilitated, the question of trust takes front-and-center as a topic of conversation. Either the groups share a high level of trust and confidence in each other, or more often, have very
Are you growing people’s strengths? You cannot afford not to.
Employees value the opportunity to develop and grow – maybe even beyond the role they were hired for. This is especially true of millennials, as shown by a number of studies.
According to the Gallup report How Millennials Want
The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, “is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will manage.” When I asked him to expand a bit on this, here was his paraphrased response:
We have enough
Andrew J. Nathan
October 12, 2017 Issue
The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region
by Michael R. Auslin, Yale University Press, 279 pp., $30.00
Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global
My heart raced. I cracked wise while trying not to “white knuckle” the pegs as I climbed some 80 feet into the air and prepared to cross the log suspended between two 120-year-old Douglas firs. I paused and took a deep breath as I tried to ignore the distracting calls of encouragement from my
Those who have attended my American history classes or seminars on ethics and values will recall my assertion that "in order for a Nation to be healthy, it must be composed of citizens that share a common mythos." Author Wilfred McClay asserts that Americans "have, in some measure, lost our guiding