Squeezing the most out of the year-end

Friends, Jack was really irritated when he asked me, “How many times are you going to tell me ‘it’s the 4th quarter?’”  Answering  a question with a question, I asked my 15-year old how many days were left until his finals were over.  (We both knew it was 6. Such are the games of sarcasm … Continued

How to Choose a Role Model for Maximum Effect – a mini column

Friends, We got to Jack’s piano recital early last night. Scott was putting the programs on the chairs. Just an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet folded in half, with a frilly cut on the right side of the cover.  Inside: Twenty three students were listed on the left with the title of their selection on the … Continued

Let Yourself Be Led by Those You Ostensibly Lead

Friends, Sometimes I wonder:  Have I gotten too soft, when so many of my Reading for Leading blogs are about relationship?  But then I figure:  how else can you lead or be led, except in relationship?  And this past week offered three ripe examples, one from hoops, and two in the semester’s end. I was … Continued