November 2013

Quote of the Week

By: Lori Green

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

Cynthia Ozick

  • What are you not paying attention to and how can you start?
  • What little things does your family do?
  • What do the people that you work with do well?
  • What would it be like without these people?


"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." 

G.B. Stern

Fors and Againsts

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s reading is a post, “Fors and Againsts,” that recently appeared in the Creative Leadership blog of John Maeda.  Maeda, who currently is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, calls himself a graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author.  Previously, he was E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of Research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.

I'm Thinking. Please. Be Quiet

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s Tuesday Reading is the essay “I’m Thinking.  Please.  Be Quiet.”  which appeared in the August 24, 2013 issue of The New York Times.  George Prochink, the essay’s author, is also author of the forthcoming book, “The Impossible Exile.”
Around 1850, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, who felt that he had been tortured by noise all his life, pronounced noise to be the supreme archenemy of any serious thinker.

What Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s Tuesday Reading is “What Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?”.  This essay is by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins.  It appeared earlier this year in the HBR blogs.  Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins are co-founders and managing partners of Isis Associates, a boutique executive coaching and leadership development firm. They are the authors of “Own the Room:  Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence.”