Teaching is a third career for me. And, as a “baby boomer,” I have plenty of experience to share with students that, I hope, brings the subject matter to life and helps them form a bridge between class materials and Continue reading When work becomes development (and development becomes work)
I just attended my 50-year reunion in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We exchanged life updates, hugs, contact information and old memories — some of which were even true. But it was not a high school or college reunion, as Continue reading Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League
On the court and in the office, team success is based on more than talent “There was one really bad one, early on. Brian Shaw had to pull them apart. Shaq threatened to murder Kobe.” — John Black, vice president Continue reading Engineering Team Chemistry
During tough times, find small sources of gratitude to fuel your resilience In my commencement speeches this year, I spoke on grit as an important leadership quality — one that defines the University at Buffalo, our students and our alumni Continue reading Grit and Gratitude
“Be flawsome!” This was keynote speaker Erik Qualman’s directive at a recent conference I attended. “Fail fast. Fail forward. Fail better,” he stressed. His message is a great one, but it is easier said than done for most of us Continue reading Failure: friend or foe to your personal brand? You decide.
What does it mean to be a leader? Most people associate leadership with a position of power and influence. Others think if someone has an important title or role, that person must be a strong leader. Before she had any Continue reading Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala
“Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.” — Epictetus In my role as a mentor and coach for the School of Management’s leadership programs and student clubs, I am frequently asked, Continue reading Leading by example