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Health Food Update

The Pioneer Woman shows how to make Peppermint Patty Cake.[I believe this is calling my name.]


Jack Covert Selects – The Intel Trinity

Tweet The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company by Michael S. Malone, Harper Business, 560 page, $34.99, Hardcover, July 2...


Jack Covert Selects – How the World Sees You

Tweet How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead, HarperBusiness, 428 pages, $29.99, Hardcover, ISBN 9780062230690, July 2014...


Jack Covert Selects – The Alliance

Tweet The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh, Harvard Business Review Press, 193 pages, $25.00, Hardcover, July 2014, ISBN 97816252757...



Big Night in Maine

Details and video at Sippican Cottage.


Weekly Round-Up: On Building a Fulfilling Life and Career, 15 Body Language Mistakes & Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays I pull some of the best together here on my...


Legal Dream Team Counsels Woman on Speeding Ticket

The juridical world’s brightest minds also reportedly informed Carson of a little-known loophole in Maryland state law under which sometimes you can just write a letter to the judge expla...


How Embracing Risk Is Vital For Your Leadership

When it comes to business, no successful leader has made the big time by being overly hesitant and inhibited. Being bold and brash is not necessarily the key to success, but taking chance...


Miscellaneous and Fast

Eclecticity Light: Where does he find this stuff?Althouse finds gender politics at an Iowa rest stop.Julia Morriss on what the Hobby Lobby case did not do.Law Latte has two from OK GO.Fas...


What Matters Most in Life?

Dennis Prager gives his analysis at Prager University.


3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

The weekend gives most of us the chance to downshift and recharge. But how often do we seize on it to catch up or get ahead on our work instead? Slow down and imagine what could happen if...


Quote of the Day

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. - Kahlil Gibran


NATO Conference to take place in a fortress around a golf course

A security fortress is being built around The Celtic Manor golf course and hotel in South Wales for The NATO conference, September 4-5, 1914 The Celtic Manor resort last hit the headlines...


Unusual Entertainment Break

The trailers for:"The Zero Theorem""Delicatessen""Smile""Brazil""Amacord"


Communication: The Heart of Team Relationships

On the road to building a high performance team, certain conditions such as effective communication, understanding, respect, and trust are required to achieve high performance results. Co...


Thinker in Residence – John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

Tweet “It’s not like we delivered “the memo” and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo.” ~John Hope Br...


Bock's Selections

Wally Bock writes one of the top leadership blogs. A weekly feature - By and About Leaders - is always worth reading. Another feature I enjoy is his Stories and Strategies From ...


Samsung Gear Live versus Gear 2

Our Man in Florida [a.k.a. FutureLawyer] has compared the two watches and leaves us with the question of whether we want to talk to our wrist or babble into thin air.In my view, the wrist...


How do leaders in your organization handle the movement of talent?

Our reader poll today asks: How do leaders in your organization handle the movement of talent in the company? - We’re talent hoarders. We make it hard for people to move to new roles: 31%...


The Joy of Coworking

Working in a big room with a bunch of strangers.  It sounded like such a terrible idea until I tried it. It’s been an interesting month in the Baker household.  Over the course of t...


Bate on Life

Glorious sunsets are the best punctuation marks you will ever stumble across.Nicholas Bate asks us to pause and consider.



The Icing and the Cake

"All icing. No cake." That could sum up some leaders as well as "all cake and no icing" could sum up others. Better the second than the first, of course. Leaders who can produce both...


Executive Presence – A 2-Sided Definition

Guest post By Karen Hough When I ask people to define executive presence, they pause, and usually hold out their arms as they search for words. Eventually, after throwing out a few words ...