3 Things I Learned about Leadership from Joe Biden at UB

As a lifelong Western New Yorker, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy UB’s 32-year tradition of bringing world-famous speakers to Buffalo as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. I’ve heard stories from authors, experts and innovators, from President Jimmy Carter Continue reading 3 Things I Learned about Leadership from Joe Biden at UB

Leading Happiness at Work — It Starts With You

Traditionally, happiness and work are not words that go together. We work to earn money — it’s not supposed to be fun. An organization’s obligation is to pay their employees and provide decent, safe working conditions so employees want to Continue reading Leading Happiness at Work — It Starts With You

When work becomes development (and development becomes work)

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)

Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

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