Why We Shouldn’t Try To Be Awesome

At the new magazine In Earnest, which launched yesterday, Emily Schatz wrote about why young people need to “stop trying to be awesome.” One problem with the “be extraordinary” model is that, for spirits with any temptation toward vanity, it can become a preoccupation with how put-together one looks at the expense of accomplishing real [Read More...]

Make Connections!

My educational background is pretty scattered (my undergrad was in the sciences, and my graduate degrees are in humanities and English), so I sometimes wonder if I’ve hamstrung myself as far as the sort of work I can do. Certainly, being a generalist rather than a specialist can be restrictive, but I was really happy [Read More...]

Embracing People’s Souls in Business

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In an interview for the New York Times, Lily Kanter, co-founder and chief executive of Serena & Lily, was asked for her thoughts on culture in relationship to business. Her answer: I think we’re at this evolutionary time in business where it’s all about people. We have to embrace that and embrace people’s purpose and [Read More...]

The Role of Character in Leadership

Check out this fine article by Christine A. Scheller on “The Role of Character in Leadership.” A great reminder for those of us who are leaders at work, in church, at home, or in our communities. This article appears on The High Calling. Question: If someone were to watch everything you do and say today, [Read More...]


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