Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!

Export to PDF | Export to DOC“Culture eats strategy for breakfast!” This is a quote attributed to Peter Drucker, the Father of Modern Management and one of my heroes.  When I did some research on this quote via Google search, this is what I found: “… It was Peter Drucker who originally discussed “Culture eats… [Continue Reading]

Remembering Robin Williams

Export to PDF | Export to DOCEvery now and then an event happens and you remember right where you were.  Most of the time the events are catastrophic and/or historic.  Sometimes they are just sentimental moments. Last year, I remember where I was when I heard that Robin Williams died by apparent suicide.  Interestingly, I… [Continue Reading]

Sages Have Good Characters

Export to PDF | Export to DOCFor my monthly magazine column Becoming a Sage, I continued my theme of character inspired from The Road to Character by David Brooks.  Click here to read it. From The Road to Character: “People do get better at living, at least if they are willing to humble themselves and… [Continue Reading]

Why Vulnerability is a Strength

Export to PDF | Export to DOCOne of the themes that emerged in the research for my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts was that vulnerability is a strength.  The main themes that emerged became chapters in the book.  Interestingly, when the book was published in 2013 the chapter became “Leaders Admit… [Continue Reading]

Are You Living the American Dream?

Export to PDF | Export to DOCRecently, I had the chance to hear Dr. Robert Putnum talk about his new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. I became familiar with his work through his book Bowling Alone which was useful in writing Leading with Wisdom.  In Bowling Alone Putnam brings to our attention… [Continue Reading]

Don’t Whistle While You Work

Export to PDF | Export to DOCAs much as I read and write about positive aging, I had an experience recently that reminded me that I am still struggling with aging.  Someone gave me a gift certificate to get a facial which I love.  During the process, I asked her how my skin looked and… [Continue Reading]

Learning from Our Wise Elders

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt continues to amaze me how we are so quick to forget about the wisdom of our elders and rush to who is newer, younger, and less experienced.  Youth is seductive and society, especially the power of the media, convinces us that young is better than old.  Yet, I… [Continue Reading]

TGIF: Happy 4th

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHave a safe and fun long weekend!  I am sharing this “feel good” clip of Billy Joel and guests performing “Piano Man during the ceremony where he was honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.  For many reasons, it makes me happy so enjoy!