Advice as to Advertising

Advice as to Advertising The goal of mentoring isn’t to gain the gratitude of your mentees or kudos of your peers. Gratitude is a natural by-product for a job well done. Kudos are wrapped in your mentee’s success. Leonard Bernstein’s letter to his mentor Serge Koussevitzky, the famous Russian-born conductor, composer, and Boston Symphony Orchestra […]

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Mentoring is important at every level of an organization. It should be folded in from day one to day done. Not only should experienced leaders guide young persons freshly entering the workforce, but seasoned leaders should also actively engage in expanding their education from reverse mentoring experiences.  Reverse mentoring pairs experienced […]

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Whether or Not You are Doing It

Whether or Not You are Doing It A budding pianist approached Leonard Bernstein and begged the famous conductor to mentor him.  The brilliant Mr. Bernstein responded, “Tell me what you want to do and I will tell you whether or not you are doing it.”  Only a master can offer that gift.  More likely than […]

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Rise from the Ashes

Rise from the Ashes COVID-19 has been a wake-up call. It’s forced us to justify, verify, and ratify the validity, necessity, and relevance of our work. My dad has initiated more successful and transformative enterprises in his lifetime than I can even begin to count. A gentleman in awe of Dad’s Midas touch once asked […]

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Dream Team: The Confident Leader

Dream Team: The Confident Leader  “Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us When we unleash our people to experiment with their creativity, amazing things happen.  The confident leader lets others do things and get the credit for it. Essentially it’s saying, “I […]

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Dream Team: Organizational Health

Dream Team: Organizational Health In Patrick Lencioni’s organizational leadership book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, he talks about the importance of assembling and maintaining a cohesive leadership team. By “cohesive” he’s not talking about surrounding yourself with yes-men and clones. Paradoxically, cohesive looks more like hiring people who are diverse, […]

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