Cancelled!

Yesterday we suddenly canceled our long anticipated trip to Japan. After listening to the news and consulting with our favorite daughters, we determined that joining our favorite son for his U.S. Navy promotion ceremony wasn’t worth the potential risks. So while sitting in the airport parking lot we called our friends at United Airlines and said we wouldn’t be making the trip.   Neither Linda nor I are prone to travel anxieties. We always take comfort in the expectation that the rewards outweigh the hassles. Not this time. Facing the prospect of picking up a virus in Tokyo and bringing it with […]

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Alone?

The isolated leader is the vulnerable leader. That’s one of the themes that I hit hard this week when teaching several dozen leaders from around the country. I know leaders and I know that all too often too many feel very alone. “Alone.” That’s the title of a series I just stumbled across on Amazon Prime. It’s the account of ten men deposited in different parts of the wilderness of Vancouver Island in late fall, early winter. The challenge was to see just who would last the longest alone. The grand prize was $500,000! These were trained and experienced wilderness experts. They […]

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