My Summer Vacation Learnings

Remember as a kid one of the first assignments of the school year was to write about what you did on your summer vacation? In that spirit, I’ve jotted down a few things I learned while enjoying a three week holiday this summer: Crossing off bucket list items equals perma-grin. Must plan for more (skydiving […]

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Cancer and $5: Organizational Dynamics

Gene O’Kelly wrote a terrific book called Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. (The title says it all, doesn’t it?) It should be required reading for every executive and on-the-way-up-leader. Shortly before reading the book, someone I met recently was diagnosed with cancer. These two experiences bumped into each other and caused […]

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Talent and Passion: A Collision of Myths

Did you see Tony Schwartz’s recent post? He starts with a personal story about a game he loves, tennis, and how he believed he’d never be the player he longed to be.  He describes: “For most of my adult life, I’ve accepted the incredibly durable myth that some people are born with special talents and […]

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