May 1, 2020
The day they got wind of the virus,
Four friends sat in a café
Overlooking the ice rink at Rockefeller Center.
Though rumors outpaced plans,
It was already too late to think the n...
April 1, 2020
The voices of the worried ring in your ears, and the gazes of the unsure fall upon you.
You are a leader in a time of crisis.
Family members, employees, patients, students, or m...
March 1, 2020
I’m convinced that with very few exceptions, every parent tries to do the best they can.
That includes parents of privileged kids: children with the advantages of intact famil...
February 1, 2020
I recently was made aware of a relationship estrangement between two key leaders of a client organization I work with. The estrangement was based mostly on a reluctance of th...
January 1, 2020
Happy New Year to all the clients, colleagues, family members, friends, and interested others who read this blog!
I’ve been thinking a lot about anxiety in preparation for Mana...
December 1, 2019
“I started life as a very shy kid, an oldest ‘supposed’ to be, a role model for the younger ones, who has tried very hard to guess at what was required, and to ‘pretend’ to be...
November 1, 2019
This is a true story, though the names are fictitious.
Siblings Betty and Barney had the closest of relationships growing up in the 1970s. Their four-room flat was sandwiched...
October 1, 2019
Most of us have slogans, mottoes, and ingrained beliefs rattling around in our heads that come to mind in particular situations. Those mantras can give us mental shorthand, a...
September 1, 2019
Dear college student,
There’s a group of people out there – besides your parents - who are talking about you all the time.
It’s the leaders of organizations who will be intervie...
August 2, 2019
A gracious invitation from the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police permitted me the privilege of presenting at their 2019 annual conference. I enjoyed participating...
Older Posts >
Four Friends and a Virus
Leading in a Crisis: Three Strategies
Good Parents of Privileged Kids
Partnership Principles: A guide for leaders, spouses, and business partners
Regulating Anxiety as the Year Begins
Pretending in Leadership
A Sibling's Birthday Party: The Limits of Good Intentions
Slogans, Beliefs and Discernment
An Open Letter to College Students
Inviting Leaders to Look Inward: A Day with Chiefs of Police
Dismantling Human Ignorance
July 1, 2019
Competition and Connection
June 1, 2019