Minds are Like Parachutes

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.” My dad loved to use this quote from Scottish businessman Thomas Dewar back when I was in high school. I thought of Dad’s favorite quote the other day, listening to a small group of people discussing the recent impeachment hearings in Washington, DC. The group seemed… Read more

Can We Start with Civility in Business Meetings?

We ended 2017 with a Leadership Report entitled, “Bringing Civility Back,” because at the start of 2017, I naively wrote that I hoped political and news media pettiness could subside. No way! To the contrary, politicians have turned flat-out ugly and many in the news media seem to thrive on the Game of ‘Gotcha,” preferring… Read more