Fighting on the Inner Front

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, just isn’t getting the response she had hoped about her soon-to-be launched book and social movement, Lean In: Women, Work and The Will to Lead. Her message to women to lean in and raise the number of women sitting at the table is...

What did you learn in first grade?

Ruby Bridges is 58 years old today. But she made history before she was old enough to even understand the importance of her actions. She was 6 years old when she broke down a racial barrier and entered Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. She was too young to...

Constraints and creativity

Last week I wrote about setbacks, and interestingly (coincidently?) this week was a lesson in the importance of constraints. Constraints aren’t the same as setbacks. Setbacks are unexpected and are experienced as random events, whereas a constraint is inherent...