The Cost of Looking Good

I had just walked into my hotel room in mid-town Manhattan. It was 5:00 pm and my heart stopped as I opened my suitcase. The one and only t-shirt I packed for a work out was three sizes too small. My heart had been set on a run in Central Park before dinner with a...

Enlightened Leadership

I had a short meeting with a friend last evening at a neighborhood restaurant. He was hired to change the corporate culture of a company controlled by private equity investors and run by a hard-charging CEO focused almost solely on near-term profits and operational...

If Giving Is Better, Why Would We Rather Get?

People who give inspire me. I have struggled with my own blocks to giving. I often guard my time, ideas and money as if I am down to my last minute, proprietary thought or nickel. I have a lot of fancy rationalizations as to why I hold back yet I know this pattern...

Why You Aren’t a Better Cheerleader

I recently finished my second half marathon this fall. I finished in just over two hours, which was well under my targeted time and, in spite the pain that comes in the final miles, I had a blast doing it!  I can credit my months of training and perseverance for part...

You’re Not Qualified For Politics

Do you wonder why someone with the leadership, management and business experience of Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman wasn’t elected this week? Especially Whitman, given California’s need to address its complex financial and government organization dysfunctions.  In the...