personal reflections

Putting the Elephant Back Together

I’m reposting something I wrote back in May of 2010 – apologies in advance for the duplication and the length. It was the first time I blogged with my own voice (as opposed to merely logging books and articles I’d found) and I’ll never forget how terrifying it was to hit that publish button, thinking […]

leadership & management

Cancer and $5: Organizational Dynamics

Gene O’Kelly wrote a terrific book called Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. (The title says it all, doesn’t it?) It should be required reading for every executive and on-the-way-up-leader. Shortly before reading the book, someone I met recently was diagnosed with cancer. These two experiences bumped into each other and caused […]