Happy Wild DaisIes Day

Happy Wild DaisIes Day

The photo you see is a group of daisies on the side of my backyard.  They are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day. While we traditionally wave Old Glory on this day, I want to wave wild daisies. Notice how they are all standing tall and proud—an appropriate...
Leadership—Unwrapped and Unadorned

Leadership—Unwrapped and Unadorned

The true story is a part of the Southwest Airlines folklore—stories you would retell around the corporate campfire. A customer repeatedly wrote a complaining letter after each of Southwest’s flights. She complained that Southwest did not have first-class, that they...
Putting the Pandemic into Perspective

Putting the Pandemic into Perspective

Guest post by John Baldoni. No one wants to relive 2020. It was a year of pandemic, racial strife, economic crisis and climate catastrophes. This year, 2021 promises to be better; people are being vaccinated, jobs are returning, and a degree of congregant life is...
Excelling without Yelling

Excelling without Yelling

Guest post from Mike Horne. Sam was at it again with Brian, long-term colleagues, this time in a meeting with 70 others. The exchange between Sam and Brain was familiar to many and always disturbing and disruptive. Sam said, “You’re stupid if you think that will...
What Leaders Can Learn from Crazy Horse – Part 2

What Leaders Can Learn from Crazy Horse – Part 2

When you played cowboys and Indians as a kid, did you want to be the cowboy or the Indian? I wanted to be the Indian. All the ones I saw in comic books had supercool moccasins and could move around with their bow and arrows without making a sound. And there were...
What Leaders Can Learn from Crazy Horse – Part 1

What Leaders Can Learn from Crazy Horse – Part 1

We live in an era of statue-removal. Meanwhile the largest mountain carving in the world is under construction in the Black Hills of South Dakota just seventeen miles from Mount Rushmore. The final carving will be 640 feet long and over 50 stories high. The subject of...