“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In my travels the past few weeks, I have suffered many a delayed or cancelled flight and the stress and inconvenience that goes along with it. This is the time of year when … Read moreTHE MAGIC OF BOLDNESS
Well, the professional hockey season is over and the Washington Capitals have the Stanley Cup. Congratulations to the team. But that is not the main story for many of the rest of us. Our story is composed of part magic, part luck, and what I like to call the “four qualities of heroic leadership.” Let … Read moreHeroic Leadership: Lessons From The Golden Knights – By Fr. Max Oliva, S.J.
When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles quiver under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly, nothing will go quite as you wish – it is then that you must not hesitate. – Dag Hammarskyold In the classic 1969 Henry Hathaway movie,True Grit, John … Read moreAN UNDERVALUED VIRTUE CALLED GRIT – The Power To Persevere In The Pain
I recently overheard a manager talking with a colleague about how he was being sent to a “Respectful Workplace Program.” I couldn’t help but interrupt and ask him about it. “Yes,” he explained. “Everyone in our company is required to attend a one-day training seminar on how to build a respectful workplace.” Be assured that … Read moreHow To Build A Respectful Workplace: It’s Not A Program
Over the winter, my wife, Val and I took time to transplant trees and repot houseplants. It’s been good for me to slow down and spend some time working with soil, getting my hands dirty and connecting to the land, reminding me of the value farmers bring to our culture. I’ve been learning from Val, … Read more7 ROOTS OF LEADERSHIP Living A Good Life