Category Archives: Changing the World

Breaking Society

Jared Kush­n­er, Trump’s son-in-law, recent­ly wrote a book called, “Break­ing His­to­ry.” It’s received poor reviews. How­ev­er, I do like the idea behind the title and have stolen it to name this post, “Break­ing Soci­ety” because that is the actu­al con­text for his book, a soci­ety in dan­ger through polar­iza­tion and mis­trust. Although that might seem […]

The Courage of Children

My wife and I took a trip to New Orleans recent­ly. On a tour bus we passed William Frantz Pub­lic School. Do you know the sig­nif­i­cance of that school?  Ruby Bridges was 6 years old when she was select­ed to attend the school, the only black stu­dent, by virtue of the order to deseg­re­gate schools […]

On Helping Each Other

It would seem like a sim­ple thing — in our work we should help each oth­er rather than com­pete. We should rein­force one anoth­er’s con­tri­bu­tions, not tear them down. And yet how good at this are we actu­al­ly? It’s fun­ny how the com­pe­ti­tion — for cred­i­bil­i­ty, for worth — can leak out of us in […]

America’s Blind Spot

As a coach and con­sul­tant, the two most com­mon prob­lems I deal with are lead­er­ship blind spots and the chal­lenge of stand­ing up in one’s work and being real. Of course, there are many oth­er issues, but these are the biggest vec­tors in my prac­tice.  Since George Floyd was mur­dered, Amer­i­ca as a soci­ety once […]