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  • Are Our Leaders Losing their Humility?

    Mar 8, 2016

    Listening to the media these days one would think that our leaders have lost all sense of humility, if indeed they ever had it. Whatever happened to humility as a virtue for leaders?

  • Fortune: Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

    Feb 19, 2016

    The media heaped adulation on activist investors. Bill Ackman graced the cover of Forbes with the moniker “Baby Buffett.” Nelson Peltz headlined big conferences. CNBC held off its commercial breaks when Carl Icahn called in. Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Many activist investors have damaged that faith.

  • America is in the Middle of a Philanthropic Revolution

    Jan 18, 2016

    America’s philanthropists aren’t waiting any longer for politicians or businesses to solve the world’s most pressing problems. They are committing massive amounts of their own money to solve the most difficult challenges in health, education, job creation, and the environment.

  • Attune: The Role of Focus in Authentic Leadership

    Jan 4, 2016

    Reading glasses work well when you’re reading a book, but don’t try to drive across town wearing them. To do that, you need glasses that can change focus. The same is true with leadership. You need a different kind of focus to manage yourself, others, and the greater systems around you.

  • CNBC: What's Behind Skyrocketing Drug Prices

    Dec 22, 2015

    Can the outrageous actions of one individual taint an entire industry? By demonstrating total disregard for the patients that drug companies serve, pharmaceutical bad boy  Martin Shkreli ,  former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals , is trying his hardest to destroy the reputation of the industry. Shkreli became America's most detested businessman when he jacked up prices on an AIDS drug 5,500 percent, from $13.50 a pill to $750. Meanwhile, a generic version of the drug is available for $1.00.

  • Delta Sky Mag: Leading Through Giving

    Dec 16, 2015

    From a young age I have understood the importance of giving. My father and mother instilled in me the practice of giving tithes, and I have stuck with that practice my entire life. Both of my parents were very involved in giving back – from local charities and organizations to the United Way and Rotary Club.

  • Dow-DuPont Raises Even More Concerns America Is Abandoning Corporate Research

    Dec 14, 2015

    Unfortunately, that’s the very nature of research: despite efforts to accelerate innovation, basic research takes as long as ever because of the thoroughness, rigorous testing, and extended time required for commercialization. Consider the human genome. It was first sequenced during Bill Clinton’s presidency. Fifteen years later, biopharma companies are still working on early applications.

  • Becoming a More Authentic Leader

    Dec 14, 2015

    Now, more so than ever before, leaders MUST be authentic.  It is becoming increasingly easier for people (especially millennials) to identify who is an authentic leader and who isn't.  Make sure you know how to lead those who follow you, genuinely.

  • You Won't Make It If You Fake It

    Dec 8, 2015

    “Faking it” is the antithesis of authentic leadership. Following this advice is the most likely path to failure as a leader. You cannot act like a leader until you go through the hard steps of developing yourself from within.

  • Observer Culture: Warren Bennis Led by Example

    Dec 2, 2015

    Warren Bennis was one of the great pioneers in the field of leadership. Small in physical stature, he was a giant in his intellect, his heart, and his spirit. Just as Peter Drucker was the father of management, Warren was the “father of leadership.”