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I Don't Read: On Leadership and Curiosity

“I don’t read.” I hear leaders confess this quite often in my coaching and training work with them. With the publication of the new book Fire and Fury this week about the Trump White House, an allegation has been made repeatedly and consistently that President Trump does not like to read. This is likely overstated, but […]

If I Had a Day in Provincetown: My Favorite Things to See, Eat and Do

Imagine an idyllic New England village by the sea with beautiful homes and  quaint shops. There are sail boats float in the harbor. Lobster and New England clam chowder is readily available. Beaches and sand dunes are abundant. The town is alive with diversity, art, good food and playful celebration. Regardless of age, weight, race […]

A Sad Sweet Feeling: Abe Lincoln on Grief

Several friends in my life have lost parents recently, and we have been sharing our experiences of grief in the aftermath of such losses. We described the presence of a potent sadness that we had never known before, or how previously forgotten memories of cherished moments return to us in moments unexpected, or how torrents of grief […]

My Favorite Things of 2015: This Year's Hot Toddy Culture

As I reflect on my favorite things of 2015, one question keeps haunting me: Why would anyone care? It is a tradition that I have repeated each year, and I’ve come to enjoy the opportunity to reflect on what mattered to me during the past year. I am very aware that some of my friends […]

My Favorite Things of 2014: Film, Theater, Books, Restaurants and Music

Every year, I take the opportunity to look back on the year just past, to say thanks for the gifts of culture and people that led to my growth. I wish to recognize those cultural artifacts that are most memorable to me, and some that just made me smile, or led me to sing and […]

My Favorite Places to Eat in the U.S. And Beyond -City by City

Over the past four years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many U.S. cities and a few European ones for work, and a little pleasure. Along the way, I make it a point to find great places to sample some of the local culture through dining. I have three criteria: 1) Unless it is […]

Vacationing This Summer? Check Out My "If I Had a Day" Series for NYC, LA, Nashville and NOLA

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning where you will visit and what you will do. It has been my privilege to live in some of the most visited cities in the United States and to continue to explore others when I am there for client work. I made […]