Paul Newman starred in the 1967 film, Cool Hand Luke. This story about a prison chain gang has become a family favorite due to a quote by a main character: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” It was mentioned just this morning as all the white clothes were washed with my
64 years ago, Russian leader Nikita Krushchev and head of the Soviet Union during the Cold War addressed the Western ambassadors at the Polish Embassy in Moscow. He told the ambassadors, “Mi vas pokhoronim”. The American news reporters seized the phrase without properly translating. T
I mentioned on Monday that late last summer was cousin swim camp. My three grandchildren spent the week in the pool. My oldest grandson, Jack, spent the week resisting submerging his head. Finally, at the end of the week, he looked at us with exasperation from the steps of the pool an
The last week of August was cousin swim camp. My three grandchildren spent the week in the pool. My oldest grandson, Jack spent the week resisting submerging his head. Finally, at the end of the week, he looked at us with exasperation from the steps of the pool and said, “I don’t want
A segue from Tuesday’s writings: Now the connection between my two thought trains here? Instruments are used in aviation and maritime operations when things go dark and dangerous. Values are the decision ‘instruments’ that are used in leadership, or should be, when t
While still in the early stages normalcy with masking, social distancing and good hand hygiene, it is great to be getting back on the plane and back to meeting with people in person as society adjusts to the next stages of the pandemic. I am a fortunate traveler in that I still have a
I heard, on a recent podcast, the phrase: two monologues don’t make a dialogue. Doesn’t your mind instantly go to situations that illustrate that? Two people, so badly wanting to make their point, do so with ever increasing volume, seemingly unaware that the more intensely
A bit of backstory… I like to think well of myself. Most people do. And, the research would show that most of us think a bit more highly of ourselves than the world around us. I can send you the citation if you wish. Why are we talking about this? Because I received a gift that
I have an incredible opportunity to work with a group of medical students regarding leadership development. A group of individuals that medicine so badly needs as it moves into the future. Part of our conversation yesterday revolved around the concept of maintaining calm amidst chaos.
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