Category Archives: Leadership

Happy 4th of July!

I want to wish everyone a fantastic July 4th!!!!!! I truly feel blessed to be an American and have the good fortune to live in the United States of America. Yes, it is very obvious that we are facing many issues and challenges as a nation…with people having very different views and beliefs on immigration, gun control (the topic of

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Tackling the “Return to Office” Debate — with a Balanced Perspective

  My challenge to everyone: Take the time to develop a BALANCED PERSPECTIVE on all topics. For today, I will apply it to the debate raging around whether and how employees should return to their offices (RTO) after the pandemic, and in my next post, I will tackle the gun control debate. Yes, I’m in a feisty mood! 😀 My

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The $44 Billion Question: Who Will Run Twitter?

Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter is creating a stir, from European regulators concerned about less moderation on the platform to employees of the social media giant voicing concerns about their compensation and culture. The real question to consider, though, is who will run Twitter after the transaction closes. It appears all but certain that Twitter’s current CEO

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Ukraine Invasion: A time for prayer and reflection

The last four days have been truly tragic. Ukraine, an independent country, was invaded by Russi   a in a manner that violated all laws and signed agreements. It is not a stretch to compare this to what Germany did in the 1930s that led to World War II. The Ukrainian President and citizens have exhibited remarkable leadership and courage

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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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Examples of leadership in crisis…and it must include us!!!

Since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, I have had numerous discussions with my Kellogg students both in classes and one-on-one. The words used to describe the horrible tragedy were a combination of shock, disgust, disbelief, anger, frustration and embarrassment. The student questions included: How could someone do that to a fellow human being? Why didn’t the

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