Double Dipping on Leadership Development

Double Dipping on Leadership Development

I called a good friend last week and asked her for a favor. My friend, Andrea, sits on the Board of Trustees at an East Coast private high school that has sent some of their students to participate in our annual National Leadership Academy. “We’d love to have ten more...
Promises & Commitments

Promises & Commitments

The world will always remember what happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, twenty-one years ago, yesterday. The Columbine High School massacre, at the time, was the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States. Unfortunately, since...
Are You Living or Laminating Your Mission Statement?

Are You Living or Laminating Your Mission Statement?

My father’s side of the family was small. He had only one sister, who became a Catholic nun at the age of sixteen. So, I had no first cousins, or uncles, on my father’s side—only visits to the convent to see Sister Loralee or to my grandma’s house in upstate New York....
Jacking Around

Jacking Around

We lost a great corporate leadership and management guru last month. But I hope we don’t lose the great lessons this man has taught the world. Jack Welch built General Electric into an industrial and financial powerhouse. As chairman and CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001,...
The Catch

The Catch

Tate Spaulding and “Some Guy” There’s not a person in the world that’s seen the 1989 movie Field of Dreams that doesn’t remember the final scene when Ray Kinsella asks his late father, John Kinsella, to have a baseball catch in the cornfields of Iowa....
Spaulding’s Top 10

Spaulding’s Top 10

Yesterday was the first time in fifty years that I was bored to death.  Sequestered in my home the past week, I was trying to find things to do with my newly found time.  I decided to reach out to some of my friends and ask them their favorite movies of all time.  You...