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Castles In The Air

Photo by Jeannie Fletcher"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."  -Henry David ThoreauThis quote reminds me of the relationship between leadership and management. Leadership speaks of the...

Who Am I To Dream?

Vision. For emerging leaders the word can cause paralysis. The world seems filled with stories of great leaders with unshakable dreams that inspired them and the people around them. For newer leaders who are finding their voice, these powerful leadership stories may cause doubt- who...

Book Review: Mandela’s Way

Today's book review is Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage written by Richard StengelIn his introductory remarks, Stengel refers to Nelson Mandela as possibly the "last pure hero on the planet". Despite the laudatory remarks, one of the best things about this...

What Did I Know?

One of my favorite lines of poetry is from Robert Hayden's Those Winter Sundays. "What did I know, what did I know / of love's austere and lonely offices?" These lines tell us of a grown child who only now realizes his own ingratitude toward...

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! This blog focuses on leadership and management through the lens of nonprofit experience. I primarily focus on ideas and discussions for emerging leaders and managers, though we all can use a good reminder from time to time no matter how much leadership...