Just Read: My Connection Profile with Professor Sonya Grier, RWJF Leadership Network

Just Read: My Connection Profile with Professor Sonya Grier, RWJF Leadership Network

Thanks to Meredith Wise and the team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Leadership Network, for putting together this story about a connection between myself and Professor Sonya Grier, from American University.

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Presentation: How to sustain a (health) revolution

Presentation: How to sustain a (health) revolution

I gave this presentation, what I call my 2nd TED talk (although not affiliated with an actual TED event, just a person named TED – me), exactly 3 years to the day after I gave my first one, at Henry Ford Health System, in 2012 (see: “Embrace of Failure” – TEDx talk with Regina Holliday ), with awesome leader Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday). Continue reading→

Just Read: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo, by Nicholas Carlson

Just Read: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo, by Nicholas Carlson

As with a previous work on the birth of Twitter (see: Now Reading: Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal), I like the story, and some of the insights on leadership and innovation.

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Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Great read about leadership and the uniquenes of one person, and also an insight into the commonalities of people born into the baby boomer generation that Steve was a part of.

We can learn as much, if not more, from failure, from promising paths that turn into dead ends. The vision, understanding, patience, and wisdom that informed Steve’s last decade were forged in the trials of these intervening years.

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Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn't want you to - Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is a collage of the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, from 2015 and 1979. The Center is on a side street in the Shaw neighborhood and is the home to many revolutions in leadership, most notably the end of school segregation in 1955. When I was there recently, I tried … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

View on Flickr.com View on Flickr.com Sources (click to read): Utne Alt Wire, NPR, PBS News Hour, USAToday As I prepare to head back for my final session of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Business (@HBSExecEd), I am paying extra attention to examples of great leadership. Especially those of … Continue reading Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.

In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.

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