Category Archives: Choices

The Sheer Grandeur of Our Mistakes

In case you haven’t been following the Wells Fargo scandal, I am reprinting the transcription of Senator Elizabeth Warren questioning John Stumpf, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Wells Fargo during recent Senate hearings. Over a period of five years, 5,300 employees were fired for opening accounts for customers without their knowledge, resulting in […]

World Beyond Our World

The other day on NPR I listened to the story of 9/11 survivor, Brian Clark, a now retired executive vice president for Euro Bankers, who had been at work in the South Tower that day fifteen years ago. He is one of the few survivors to get out of the building from above where the […]

The Wolves Revisited

It is a strange time to say the least. People are beginning to publish more and more about Trump, raising awareness of the dangers he represents. The good news is he is being stopped, gradually, by people sharing the rapidly accumulating evidence of his patterns: authoritarianism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, crudeness, narcissism, denials, divisiveness, blaming, lying, […]

Self-Control, Self-Confrontation and…Self-Conflict

It is no surprise that devoted, self-disciplined, perfectionistic people — people with high ideals and addicted to their expectations for self-improvement — can be so cruel to themselves. We bright achievers, people who feel it is our obligation to know ourselves and confront our faults, may find ourselves in particularly challenging leadership roles only to […]