Sibling Rivalry – Sibling Leadership

Sibling Rivalry – Sibling Leadership Friends, I was talking to my sister Sheila a trained social worker, about the cover of this week’s TIME: “Why Mom Liked You Best: The Science of Favoritism.”  I asked her what she thought it meant for leadership.  “Everything,” she said. “I think it’s present in every workplace, as people … Continued

Should Leaders Show Vulnerability?

Friends, Tomorrow, Jennifer and I officially release A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.  It took us about 18 months to write, and it’s about 300 pages long, so, (how) can I distill a decent Reading for Leading message?  (Warning: I run a paragraph longer than usual, but beg you to … Continued

Get Wacky to Change and Survive

Friends, Here’s a wacky idea. It would be cool to apply it if you’re leading a family, an office team, a choir, etc.  I draw it from a school setting, so it would certainly apply there, but also to larger organizations – and most certainly to companies. Steve Phelps crystallized it for me.  He is … Continued

Hidden Sources of Power

Friends, Maybe because all four of my  grandparents came to this country as young adults, I have always had a bias in favor of the gifts that newcomers bring to a culture. I am stoked at the experience I have begun in this regard. Might it have relevance for you? I have 30-some students in … Continued