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...]

Abraham Lincoln’s School of Management

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Nancy F. Koehn, an historian at Harvard Business School, has written a fascinating piece for the New York Times on Abraham Lincoln as a “management guru.” In “Lincoln’s School of Management,” Koehn lays out ways in which Lincoln’s approach to management is relevant to today’s leaders. Here are a few enticing excerpts: “Lincoln’s presidency is [Read More...]


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