Friday, July 25, 2014

The Ultimate Forgive

In Malcolm Gladwell's latest book David and Goliath there is a section on a family that has to deal with the tragic loss of their nine-year old daughter, Candace, and how the family chose to deal with the loss.

A very similar story can be found on The Moth website where Hector Black talks about how he chose to deal with the death of his daughter in his story Forgiveness.

I think you will find both stories compelling, and they may give you a new outlook on forgiving.

Friday, July 18, 2014

On Leadership and Governance

Next week I am off to The College of New Rochelle to teach a class to Montessori school administrators at the Center for Montessori Education | NY. The class will cover school leadership, governance, enrollment, legal considerations, and taking care of yourself. It is the highlight of my work in governance teaching. Here are a few resources I use in my work:

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives - BoardSource
Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business - Danny Meyer
Governance as Leadership - Richard Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor
"Golden Governance" - Dane Peters

Friday, July 11, 2014

Far Far Away

When the librarian and I were talking about young adult and middle reader literature, she immediately steered me to a book that I devoured in a week's time, and that is fast for slow-slow reader me. This coming-of-age YA book about two 15-year olds intertwined with the fairy tale Grimm brother, Jacob, is captivating and compelling. Far Far Away by Tom McNeal is a must read.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Babies Dancing?

If you need a quick chuckle during these restful—I hope—summer days, watch this one-minute video. Eighty-five million other viewers have.