Friday, February 17, 2017


It's not who you know, it's who knows you

Act like a leader before you are one

The article was written by Amy Gallo in HBR , May 02' 2013.

  • Act, think, communicate
  • The key is to take on opportunities now regardless of your tenure.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

On mentors

When you have mentors -- and yesterday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about mentors, these people in your life -- the problem with mentors is that they all die. This is a sad thing, but it's actually a happy thing in a way, because you can remember them in their pure form. I think that the mentors that we all meet sort of humanize us. When you get older, and you're all freaked out, whatever, the mentors calm us down. And I'm grateful for my mentors, and I'm sure all of you are too. (John Meida during a 
Ted talk)

Monday, June 29, 2015

On Reading

Curiously enough, one cannot read a book: one can only reread it. (Vladimir Nobokov)

What is different on second or subsequent readings is our growing capacity of retention.

The purpose of reading is not to pass some final judgment on the text, but to engage with what it has to offer to me now.

(Tim Parks)


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Perhaps one of the most important leadership lessons we might distill from Mandela was not his acquisition of leadership  but the way he shared it.

In thinking about how to develop leadership within a group, we may need to find ways to bring more of the unconscious and unreflective into the conscious and intentional domain. We need to study instances of failure, dissonance, crisis and obstruction in the workplace-or even surprises that spur creativity.

(Is there any link between action learning and writing?)

Leadership in this sense is returned to the group doing the work-rather than solidified around an individual who is making decisions for others. (Raelin, 2015)


Raelin, J. A. (2015, June 16). Rethinking Leadership. MIT Sloan Management Review.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer
  • Every story can be told at any price. (Brian Grazer)
  • You have to know the weeds-to have lived in them- to delegate. (Brian Grazer) 
  • When people look at you, you have a chance to be a leader. (Brian Gazer) 
  •  So I know that no one knows. When I know the message has universality and nobility, I have an endless amount of energy. (Brian Grazer)

Works Cited

Beard, A. (2015, May). Life's Work: Brian Grazer. Harvard Business Review, 124.