Nick Saban Canoes the Mountains and His Team Wins the National Championship

Okay, I admit that’s an odd title. Please let me explain. A week ago, the University of Alabama football team won the national championship, beating Clemson 45-40. The turning point in the game was a surprise play, in which Alabama used an unexpected onside kick to grab hold of the momentum, not to mention the [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

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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