Leadership

November 27, 2019

The “Good Family” Blessing… Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The “Good Family” Blessing It has become common practice to refer to our Thanksgiving holiday as “Turkey Day.” For some people, that name is truly accurate. Not only is it mildly amusing, but if you don’t believe there’s any power beyond yourself that you ought to be thanking, it’s also more honest. If you’re a skeptic, being honest about it is good. When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m not among the skeptics. So, I’d like to share with you a daily meal blessing that’s been used by four generations of a family I know named Good. You might want to […]
November 21, 2019

Income Inequality, Taxation, and Redistribution

One of our favorite economic parables is the Fish Story, from Paul Zane Pilzer’s 1990 book, “Unlimited Wealth.” It is an excellent tool for thinking about wealth creation, inequality and redistribution. Imagine 10 people live on an island. Each day they wake up, catch two fish, eat them, and go back to bed. Its subsistence living at the most basic level. There are no savings – no stored or saved wealth. If someone gets sick and can’t fish, there’s no way to help them. No one has any extra. Now imagine two of these people dream up a boat and […]
November 11, 2019

Thank You to all who have Served… Veterans Day 2019

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On March 4, 1921, the United States Congress approved the burial of an unidentified soldier who fought and died in World War I. He was buried on a Virginia hillside not far from the Potomac River in the Arlington National Cemetery—a symbol of those who have died to protect our freedoms. In respect, soldiers stand guard to protect his tomb. Intriguing … who was this man? What was his story? Why do soldiers stand guard? What makes today’s solider want to be chosen for this duty? How did this tradition come about? The Story […]
April 15, 2018

Paid to Think

David Rock, in his book Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work, shares the secrets he’s learned to become a fantastic leader.  And this doesn’t imply that as a “leader” you own the business, it implies that you work with people.  That you lead people; a group, a team, a division, a company, or a project.  This book is for those times when you are called to lead.  (And if you are a Mom, Dad, Wife, or Husband, then you are a leader by default! 🙂 In today’s world, more people are paid for their brains, not brawn.  As […]