In their excellent book, The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt document how overprotective “helicopter parenting” is creating kids who aren’t able to take care of themselves as adults and become uncomfortable when confronted with opposing viewpoints. This phenomenon is transforming institutions such as universities, (where students aren’t adequately prepared for debate) into ideological echo chambers. It is also creating an environment where outcome gaps are being used as evidence of systemic injustice rather than as a starting point for investigation.
Evaero CEO Christian Frueh and guests discuss what it means to lead in today's global economy.
Radical candor doesn’t help employees thrive and telling employees how to improve hinders learning. This is what authors Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall report in their recently published article, “The Feedback Fallacy.” (Harvard Business Review)
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. ~ Winston Churchill A reader who happens to know how I voted in the last Presidential Election (see here) challenged me to come up with some positives about the Trump administration. Reflecting on how quickly I was able […]
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa Longtime readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s. (Here, for example, is my risotto recipe which uses ingredients that are all sourced from TJ’s.) Which is why, when I learned about […]
I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? ~ from Mary W. Shelley’s Frankenstein In response to my article last week about maintaining positivity in the face of adversity, a reader asked for my feedback about long-term contracts (LTCs) of the type used in the aerospace industry. […]
Pain or damage don’t end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man…and give some back. ~ the character Al Swearengen from “Deadwood” I received quite a few emails in response to last week’s blog about giving, […]
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. ~ Galileo At the start of my Saturday morning yoga class, our instructor shared a story (h/t LB) about two monks who, upon encountering […]
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. One doesn’t have to be a fan of basketball to know that Stephen Curry is one of the best shooters to ever have played the game. Consider, for example, […]
The future is purchased by the present. ~ Samuel Johnson Shortly before his death in 2001 at the age of 52, highly regarded basketball player and coach Dick DeVenzio wrote a book about basketball titled Runnin’ the Show. DeVenzio explores what it takes to be a leader on the basketball court, how to maximize talent, […]
Why oh why are human beings so hard to teach, but so easy to deceive. ~ Dio Chrysostom Identified by a white cross on top of a hill next to Sabino Canyon Road in Tucson, Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Catholic school for women located near the base of the Santa […]