Category Archives for "Mentorship"

Giving Support

Many leaders I work with initially complain their teams and certain individuals are not able to function independently without their direct input. When we discuss the situation, it often becomes clear the leader has not allowed the team or people to fully develop their skills without the leader stepping in to “speed things up,” “fix […]

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A Dear Friend Passed Away — Read This Only If You Are Brave

Our dear friend Trudy Taylor died two months ago. She was the 91-year-old matriarch of the musical Taylor family – James, Kate, Livingston and Hugh — and all of their many talented children. Debbie and I shared dozens of engaging breakfasts with Trudy at our favorite restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, State Road. A woman after […]

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How is Your Leadership?

Are you clear about what you stand for as a leader? And, are you ready to stand up for it? This short TED video: “How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school” epitomizes leadership. I believe it will open your eyes to what is possible with true leadership, and inspire you to think […]

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Thinking of Two Mentors Today

Since I was a young boy, photography has been my main artistic medium. Yesterday, while taking pictures of horses in our neighborhood, I thought of two of my photography mentors. Great mentors inspire and create personal and professional growth. Through their genius and teachings, each of these living treasures I learned from changed the way […]

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