Back to the Future: Leveraging the Past to Change the Future

leadership, business, history

Proving once again, I am not above using a shameless pop culture reference with “Back to the Future” to drive traffic! What I really want to talk about is not the great movie trilogy (well, at least the first one was great) but rather, leveraging the past to change the future. About 100 years ago, […]

Scarecrow Finally has a Brain

business, leadership, education

Scarecrow: You promised us real things — a real…brain! Tin Man: A real heart! Lion: Real courage. That’s what we want. Wizard: You do? boys, you’re aiming low. You not only surprise, but you grieve me. Why, anybody can have a brain.  That’s a very mediocre commodity.  Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the earth […]

Lessons in Negotiation from a Pirate

business, negotiation, leadership

Now before you think I am calling Professor Jared Curhan a pirate, let me explain. First of all, if he was a pirate, he would be the lovable, friendly kind like Johnny Depp or Keith Richards. Of all the classes, seminars, and workshops I have ever attended, I have to rank Professor Curhan near the […]

Leadership Lessons from a Flock of Geese

leadership, education, business, transformation

No, this post is not about a 2015 version of the 80’s band, Flock of Seagulls. Nor, is it really about a flock of geese (lovingly referred to as Sky Carp by my friend Lance). This post is really about the lessons I learned while attending “Transforming Your Leadership Strategy” conducted by MIT Sloan Executive […]