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Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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Big Country for Leadership. Leadership as told through a scene in a…

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.” — William Shakespeare, 1599 Gratitude combined with… → Read More

God Shed His Grace on Thee. An appeal to our better angels

We’re taught to shake hands and wish our opponents well, even if it means feigning happiness or enthusiasm for them. Grace has a number of definitions, from the more physical, meaning elegance of… → Read More

Why Does Truth Matter, Anyway?

After all, these are individuals who can (and have) misled the public by spinning the facts, duped investors by overplaying a hand, and duped authorities by cooking the books. Again and again we see… → Read More

Decency. It matters. A great deal.

Have you recently read a story or seen an example of someone doing something so good, so heartfelt, so genuine that it maybe made you well up with tears a little bit? But how crazy is it that these… → Read More

The Bully Pulpit: leadership, language, and elation

When leaders speak, they tell us just as much about ourselves as about them. → Read More

Good Grief. Ways to help those around you who are…

Leaders have an obligation to look after the well-being of their employees. Learn how to recognize grief and to understand that everyone grieves differently, particularly during a pandemic. → Read More

The Emptiness of Indifference. When you care, it really makes a…

Each Friday I send my subscribers an additional essay that’s a continuation of the topic from Wednesday’s posts. Recently, I was struggling to get to the Friday essay, because I felt like I wrote… → Read More

Ignorance, Incompetence and Impostors

Leaders experience all of these. How to make the most of them. → Read More

A Monumental Reckoning. Real legacies are made of more than…

Real legacies are made of more than stone; they’re sealed in our hearts → Read More

Leaders Who Want to Build Trust Do This

In one sense, it’s showing up and doing what you said you were going to do. In another, it’s providing them the same set of experiences, over and over again, regardless of time or location. If your… → Read More

What Poker Can Teach us About Leadership

Going all in requires skill and luck; but it also requires massive self-awareness. → Read More

Carry On! - Timeless and Timely

A few words of encouragement when they’re needed most → Read More

Great Leaders Choose Their Words Wisely

You don’t have to have all the answers. But when you speak, make it count. → Read More

Certainly Uncertain

No one knows what the future holds. But you know what you’re capable of. → Read More

Why Shake Shack’s Decision Doesn’t Sit Well With Me

I love a good ShackBurger®. There’s nothing like the melty cheese, the buttery burger, and the ShackSauce™ dripping off of my hand. I’m referring to Shake Shack’s much-publicized decision to return… → Read More

Letters, We Get Letters

One small thing that brings me a great deal of joy is receiving a letter in the mail. And I’d wager that I’m not alone in that. Amid all of the junk mail, bills, and remnants of our paper-bound… → Read More

Individualism Has No Place in a Pandemic

They don’t pay attention to what cable news channels you watch, radio stations you listen to, or whether you’re liberal or conservative. You can shout in capital letters on Twitter, issue threats… → Read More

What We Look for From Leaders During a Time of Crisis

In the days before satellite tracking, the eye was a welcome respite from the howling winds and rain that pummeled unfortunate victims. What quickly follows the eye is the rear wall of the… → Read More

20 Things to Practice for Happiness

Simple mantras to try. “20 Things to Practice for Happiness” is published by Scott Monty in The Full Monty. → Read More

Integrity Happens in the Dark

If an organization that raises money from donors has a problem with the morality (or criminality) of some donors, the answer is not to accept funds anonymously. → Read More