Beware Burnout

There has been a lot written about “burnout” recently. Having been an executive and having coached executives for the last 20 years, I can personally attest to its potential to disrupt one’s life. It’s not the occasional dissatisfaction with one’s work situation, frustration with a … Read more

Values in Action

We had a perfect example of values in action last week when a lone Senator stood up for his values. In this day and age of hyper-partisanship, it’s very hard to hear over the din, but Senator Mitt Romney made an impassioned speech to a … Read more

Loyalty and Leadership

I recently reread a great piece about loyalty by David Brooks of the New York Times comparing two philosophers, William James, and Josiah Royce. You may not have heard of Josiah Royce? He believed that to have a functioning society, we need unity, not division, … Read more

Deals Only Work When Values Align

Right before the holidays began, Warren Buffet explained one of his deeply held business rules. He only does deals and works with those he likes. Period. This is true values alignment and without it, things usually take a bad turn quickly. As he says, he … Read more