How To Spot A Judgmental Jerk

How To Spot A Judgmental Jerk 

The expression of critical, condemning or disparaging opinions of other’s viewpoints (being judgmental) should not be confused with stating a principled and informed position on an issue (a judgment).

Making a judgment implies that the evidence on both sides of an issue has been made in order to compare the merits of each, and to decide where the truth lies. [Read more…]

Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership 

Would you tell the truth to your competitors? Why or why not?

Honesty is a value that many leaders aspire to embrace, and if that were true of you, how would you answer this question?


Must you tell the truth in every situation, or is it important to consider and accommodate the needs of different constituencies, audiences and stakeholders such as General Counsel and CFO, Chairman of the Board, investors, operations managers across the country, competitors, employees, customers, intimates, children, spouse? [Read more…]

“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

 

“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

Watch The Video: The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch’s book “The Last Lecture” stood out in my mind as I thought about about purpose and passion. His life embodied both, and Pausch was a great model for us all. And so I thought I would write about him and his now immortalized lecture.

Randy Pausch

A professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pausch’s lecture was ironically scheduled as part of a last lecture series in which professors would pretend this was their final time at the dias and impart their most significant lessons. For Pausch, however, it would truly be his last lecture, as he had been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. [Read more…]

Living A Life With Purpose

Living A Life With Purpose

By Barbara Meltzer

How many of you have been thinking about wanting to find your true passion and purpose in life? I know that I have. For me I think it is a commitment to something outside of myself — something that is central to how I live a fulfilling and engaged life. My work certainly gives me a sense of purpose. [Read more…]