Everyone once in a while, we read a story or observe a behavior that challenges our mental constructs–those notions of cause and effect that support our bias and beliefs. For me, the Bloomberg story of charities and telemarketing brought me to a stand still. I just did not want to believe the greed and self-absorbed rationale that I attribute to the corporate world had invaded charitable organizations. But alas it has. Continue reading “Unpleasent Behaviors Know No Boundaries”
I loved this article. I found it an interesting way to say that people with empathy for others, and a sense of responsibility toward promises, make great leaders. The combination of traits are hard to hone—It is difficult to care enough to get something done for others. But I like the thought.
When I read the interview with William Green, link below, my mentee and godchildren came to mind. I am committed to their success, and therefore, constantly on the lookout for new methods to Continue reading “For Success, Some Values are More Important”
I wanted to stay away, but the media coverage has been overwhelming. Here are my thoughts on the key questions.
Others Use the Terms, So Where is the Line Drawn
Only Don Imus chose to apply the stereotype to the women of the Rutgers Team. This issue is not about the words; it is his conscious decision to apply an unjustified stereotype to the group of young women from Rutgers.
The media wrongly, focuses on the words and talks about demeaning women. They seem to forget (who am I kidding they desire easy ratings), Continue reading “Imus – What I Think”
Tim Hardaway broke a cardinal rule for entertainers this week; he spoke in a public forum on his very personal views about a known topic of controversy. Colin Cowherd, spoke best in response to this incident saying something like, everyone has freedom of speech, but you have to be prepared to live with the repercussions of your free speech. Colin has it exactly right, people who earn a living entertaining or otherwise representing others, have a burden to understand that people can and will stop paying them because of their personal views. Continue reading “Old Norms That No Longer Apply”