Old Wine in New Bottles

Old Wine in New Bottles

As I scan the New York Times list of non-fiction bestsellers, I lament that I cannot find anything new, nothing that has not already been written or said before, nothing that causes me to throw open the window and shout, “Aha!” to the world. There are some exceptions...
Hyperbole and the Language of War

Hyperbole and the Language of War

“My back is killing me!” Why do we use the language of war to make a point? I have been studying this for years and I think I have discovered a (possibly Freudian) explanation. There is a word for a statement like this. It is called hyperbole, which the dictionary...
Are we Preparing our Youth for Life?

Are we Preparing our Youth for Life?

The Program for International Student Assessment tests 15-year-old students around the world and is administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2018, when the test was last administered, the U.S. placed 11th out of seventy-nine...
Show the Love for Ukraine

Show the Love for Ukraine

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, has removed all guest and host fees for bookings in Ukraine. The idea behind his move is to open a channel for direct support to Ukrainians. If you book an Airbnb reservation, (of course you won’t need to actually go!) all of the money will go...
A Clinic on Inspiration and Leadership

A Clinic on Inspiration and Leadership

This is not a blog about politics.  It is a blog about leadership and inspiration (which, of course, is the same thing). Like you, I have been watching the daily unfolding of the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I have not been shocked by Vladimir Putin—I...