Category Archives: Life Skills

SCUBA Diving and Leadership Effectiveness

The Aqualung, better known as Self-Contained-Underwater-Breathing-Apparatus (SCUBA), was developed in 1943 by an engineer Émile Gagnan, and a young Naval Lieutenant, Jacques Cousteau. It consisted of a compressed air tank, two hoses, and a mouthpiece that regulated the air pressure as you … Continue reading

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Leadership . . . Unsafe at any Speed?

In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.  The book was called, Unsafe … Continue reading

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A Weekend with Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.  ~ Andrew Carnegie This past weekend my family and I spent a glorious few days as the guests of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, nestled on the shores of the … Continue reading

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What Did You Learn at School Today?

Life is a serious teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards, When my daughter was young we had a ritual at the dinner table.  I would always ask the question: “What did you learn at school today?”.  Some … Continue reading

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Time, Relationships and 50th High School Reunion

Maybe one day I can have a reunion with myself.  ~Sebastian Bach To be quite honest, I was a little apprehensive about attending my 50th high school reunion, and for a number of reasons.  First of all, 50 years is … Continue reading

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The Good Habit Rabbit: Again

It’s school time again and I thought my readers might find this old post from 2013 of some value, especially those with kids.  Enjoy! We had our usual panic one morning before school. “Where’s my canteen card? I can’t find … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France and Group Behaviour

After a successful two weeks of classical music in the south of France, I now have a chance to step back, relax and think about lessons learned.  It’s a habit I have used to good advantage throughout my business life, … Continue reading

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