The surprising power of reading to broaden your thinking

Here’s a blog post to take your mind away (at least temporarily) from the US presidential election and COVID 😉 Many years ago, as an 18-year-old freshman at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college in northeastern Wisconsin, I learned an invaluable lesson in my required Freshman Studies class. We were assigned to read everything from Plato’s Republic to Shakespeare’s plays,

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A few reminders and simple requests for the Presidential election in the next 24 hours

As I am sure everyone is aware, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is the day that Americans have the opportunity to vote for the next President of the United States. In full disclosure, this post is not going to include opinions or statements about Republicans or Democrats, nor Donald Trump or Joe Biden (although it is very tempting) 😉 Rather,

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Register for Webinar with Harry

Northwestern Kellogg’s Executive Education program hosts Harry for a webinar this Thursday, September 24th. Registration link and details as follows: Topic: Your Leadership, Your 168, & What Matters Most Description: For our finale episode in this webinar series we welcome back Professor Harry Kraemer for an introspective yet forward looking discussion on what matters most to you and your leadership.

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Being surprised

I admit that I often (okay, VERY FREQUENTLY) mention that one of the biggest advantages of SELF-REFLECTION (and becoming self-aware) is that it minimizes the number of times you are surprised. I explain in my classes at Kellogg that anyone can determine if someone is really SELF-REFLECTIVE by talking to them for 15 minutes and seeing how often they admit

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Book Review: Your 168

  “Just published, but written before the pandemic, Harry Kraemer’s new book is extremely timely. Full of amusing stories and personal anecdotes to illustrate his thesis, the book carries a serious message, one he has honed teaching MBA students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and through writing previous books on values-based leadership.” In the Summer 2020 issue of

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