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Commencing with Purpose

Commencing with Purpose

Commencement season is upon us. It’s time to don caps and gowns, cue “Pomp and Circumstance,” and dispense wisdom through the time-honored tradition of commencement addresses. New York Times best-selling author Bruce Feiler analyzed one hundred commencement addresses....
The Pina Colada Problem

The Pina Colada Problem

While speaking to a group of human resource professionals, someone in the audience asked me if I had a recommendation for handling a problem that she was having with two of her team members. She explained that she had two managers on her team who used to work well...
The Crumpled Aspect

The Crumpled Aspect

Several years ago, a story circulated on the internet about a teacher and a clever bullying exercise involving a crumpled piece of paper. Although the story’s exact origins were somewhat of a mystery, its lesson resonated with readers. The crumpled paper exercise...
Candy’s Crusade

Candy’s Crusade

On May 3, 1980, a thirteen-year-old youth softball player named Cari Lightner was killed by a drunk driver in Fair Oaks, California. Cari and a friend were walking to a church carnival when Clarence Bush’s car swerved out of control and struck the teen from...
Wabi-Sabi Enlightenment

Wabi-Sabi Enlightenment

I concede that I may be a little biased, but I think my dining room table is among the most beautiful pieces of furniture I have ever seen. I love its rich colors, varying textures, and—most of all—its unique backstory. While you may be able to find tables at Pottery...

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