A difference of opinion – expressed with mutual respect – leads to ethical reflection and a renewed commitment to civility.
One of the great pleasures of this year has been the the opportunity to serve more fire departments. An outgrowth of that has been a presentation to fire leaders enrolled in the Hamline University Fire Service Leadership Seminar. This was the second year of my teaching in that program – and I was twice impressed by the
What happens when courage fails us? We cannot return to a moment of truth, but we can grow based on our experience and prepare for next time.
A sandwich shop encounter leads me to reflect on the fragility of an ethical business culture, with or without onions
With the change of seasons, we begin a year-long inquiry into the nature – and the power – of adulthood.
It takes a certain practical wisdom to play with enthusiasm, laugh early and often, and relax when it is time to relax. It is a virtue, and it is contagious. Great memories are here for us, if we pay attention.
My youngest child, not yet two years old, has discovered Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. “Tree! “Tree!” He begs, pleads, and ultimately demands. I have read it to him four times today. It was a light day. I hate The Giving Tree. I remember it vaguely from my own childhood, when it was read to
I recently went for a run through Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. The day was gorgeous. While I slowed to enter the “wheezing” portion of my workout, I came up behind a father and son, the latter of college age. While my cardiovascular system caught up with my greater ambitions, I had occasion to eavesdrop on their conversation. It
I recently gave the keynote at the City of Eden Prairie’s annual appreciation banquet for commissioners and board members. The event honored volunteers who assume community leadership positions requiring time, effort, and energy. As I reflected on their work, I realized that perhaps the greatest commitment they make might be summed up as follows: They
I have too much respect for veterans to liken building a Website to D-Day invasion, but if these weren’t the longest days, they were at least long enough. With that said, I am proud of our initial iteration, www.ethinact.com, dedicated to carrying our perspective on ethical leadership to anyone clicking on through… so thanks for