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Andrew Carnegie and the Responsibility of Wealth

Responsibility: something that it is your job or duty to deal with in a positive manner that creates a real benefit for others. To say that Andrew Carnegie left a legacy for the modern world is a gross understatement. Between 1883 … 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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Oh Captain, My Captain! Why are you abandoning ship?

A couple of years ago I wrote this post about the responsibilities of leadership, but in light of the recent Wells Fargo bank scandal and other examples of unaccountability, I feel compelled to republish it again. “On the sea there … Continue reading

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Admiral Rickover and The Responsibility of Leadership

(Note:  This is a blog I published over 2 years ago, but the message needs repeating, at least to me!) “Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Classical Music Festival . . .

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  ~Denis Waitley While the audience has the opportunity to enjoy a spirited evening of classical music in small medieval churches for six days, the … Continue reading

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More Growing Up . . .

Well, if you followed my last post, Growing Up and Experiential Learning, you are probably wondering how the driving lessons are going.  Here’s an update on the current state of affairs. I am pleased to report that there have been no … Continue reading

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Something’s “fishy” in big banks . . .

Everyone has heard the old saying: “A fish rots from the head first!”  In the business world we have a similar expression: “Organisations are shadows of their leaders; that’s the good news and the bad news!  If there is integrity … Continue reading

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