Civility is the Secret Sauce

  Motivational Monday #3 I started bracing myself on the way to get the moving van.  Boston is infamous for rude drivers.   They ride your bumper, stop signs are barely yellow lights, and many park by ear.  Plus September 1 is the biggest moving day of the year, and since apartment leases all begin … Continue reading Civility is the Secret Sauce

3 Minutes to Increase Your Empathy

Motivational Monday #2 Real leadership requires empathy.  Your best efforts and ideas will fail if people don't see real evidence that you care about them.  Witness how hollow a presidential visit to flood ravages Texas during Hurricane Harvey.  No meetings with survivors, no hugs, no tears.  Even if relief efforts go reasonably well, there is … Continue reading 3 Minutes to Increase Your Empathy

3 Things I Learned Listening to Al Franken’s “Giant of the Senate”

Motivational Monday #1 Al Franken made our nine hour drive from Massachusetts to Virginia a pleasure. I enjoyed the self-effacing, deadpan humor I loved when he was on Saturday Night Live.  Franken also expresses the dark side of working at SNL, dealing with the substance abuse around him, the deaths of John Belushi and Chris … Continue reading 3 Things I Learned Listening to Al Franken’s “Giant of the Senate”