December 28, 2016

How to stop military veteran suicides

Did you know that 12 percent of all annual charitable giving occurs in the last three days of the year? If you are still wondering what […]
December 22, 2016

Three Lessons On Leadership And Responsibility From ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

In the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey, the selfless leader of the Bailey Building & Loan who, […]
December 20, 2016

6 takeaways about hospitality this holiday season

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving Good leaders […]
December 14, 2016

How To Deal With Five Types Of Manipulators In The Workplace

In the 1944 film “Gaslight,” The actor, Charles Boyer, plays a scheming husband who slowly tries to drive his wife (played by Ingrid Bergman) insane so that […]
December 7, 2016

Holacracy: Sound fundamentals or just another fad?

Question: Pete, our company is reassessing our organizational design. My boss points to some of the trends in the technology sector — at Zappos and a […]
November 22, 2016

Giving thanks for the good in your life helps you find the good in others

Gratitude is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” When we have gratitude, we possess a heightened sensitivity to […]
November 18, 2016

6 key lessons from the legacy of Susan B. Anthony

A half mile from our home in Canandaigua, New York sits the Ontario County Courthouse. My youngest daughter, Clare (a ninth grader), and I walked the […]
November 2, 2016

What Mel Gibson’s new movie can teach you about courage

Fear, Aristotle said, is the expectation of evil. Mel Gibson’s latest biographical WWII film, Hacksaw Ridge, is about Desmond T. Doss, who received the Medal of […]
October 26, 2016

Five Steps To Respond Responsibly To A Boss On A Rant

For all the emphasis on respect in the workplace, many leaders struggle with how to respond when their boss goes on a rant. An effective rant […]
October 26, 2016

How a leader’s philosophy directly affects an organization’s culture

On Sept. 22, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the filing of a complaint alleging that several of New […]