Remembering our mentors

Recently my father sent me a package filled with letters, newspaper clippings and memorabilia about my aunt, Leila Diamond. Leila was a scientist, a cancer researcher, at a time when most cancer researchers were men. The few women scientists that were out there were...

Martin Luther King’s leadership lesson

Martin Luther King, Jr., on the eve of his assassination, eerily voiced a premonition of his death: I’ve been to the mountain top!… He’s allowed me to go up the mountain! and I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not...

Power – the person or position?

Bob Sutton, in his blog post 12 Things Good Bosses Believe, emphasizes how the power of a role inevitably creates blind spots. Number 1 on his list: I have a flawed and incomplete understanding of what it’s like to work for me And he concludes with Number 12: Because...

New Year’s Revolution

I have always thought of death as a sort of dénouement. The mysteries of existence will be revealed to us at the moment we die. And one of the biggest mysteries I’m anticipating that death will dispel is: why do we resist ourselves? Why do we need resolutions, New...