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Participatory Leadership

The old people are upset. The management of the retirement community has painted their doors and none of them like the color. They have been told that they can paint …

What Every Leaders Should Learn From The Eagles Super Bowl Victory

It would be irresponsible of me not to write about the Eagles. I mean, it’s just too big a deal here in Philadelphia for me not to comment. In late …

The Darkest Hour’s Brightest Star

“The Darkest Hour” is an amazing film and one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. It is the story of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister and his …

Partnerships – An Investment

The voice on the other end of the phone said, “I’ve written my resignation letter. I can’t take it any more.”  Those were the words of a friend ten years …

Never Retire – Part 3

A couple of weeks ago I attended a model train show with my son, just to hang out with him and spend the day together.  He was looking for more …

Never Retire – Part 2

I returned from France two months ago and it seems like I just landed.  Time flies – but not really. We often say, “time flies,” but really time doesn’t move. …

Never Retire – Part 1

I was having lunch with a friend and he asked if his father could join us. “Sure,” I said. “He won’t be with us for very long, because he has …

When The Wheels Come Off The Bus

April 2017 Last fall I had the wonderful opportunity to teach Sunday school at our church. It was a seven-week study of the book of Romans, and while no one …

Play The Hand You’ve Been Dealt

JUNE, 2017 In this season of commencement addresses here’s the one I’d like to give.  It’s simple: Play the hand you’ve been dealt. In college I majored in Fraternity, with …

Don’t Make a $10 Wine From $1000 Grapes

I was walking through a vineyard in Bordeaux with a fabulous winemaker when he turned to me and said, “You know Bob, you can only make the wine the grapes …