Refreshing Responsibility

Howard Schultz demonstrated why he is an effective leader that as been able to grow Starbucks into a premier global brand. Commenting on Starbuck’s downturn in business, Schultz didn’t blame the economy but said, “The problems we are facing have been self-induced. That’s why I think we’ll be able to fix them. In as similar…

Why?

Eliot Spitzer saturates the news with his scandal and resignation as governor of New York. Why did he do it? I haven’t a clue. Anything I or anyone else suggests is at best informed speculation. There might be something to be learned from his own explanation but I doubt it. It would be interesting but…

The Question

It is getting hard to listen to the political candidates and their promises. Any time any candidate of any party promises to give you something new, ask one simple question: Where will the money come from? The answer: he who receiveth will also giveth. Funding for programs is a reallocation of existing funding (money is…

Eloquence

I don’t often use the word “ought” but I’m making an exception: if you’re a leader, you really ought to read Peggy Noonan’s column Declarations in the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. Her insights are consistently exceptional. This past weekend she wrote about Barack Obama and his speaking skills. She agrees that he…