Playbook: Lessons From John Madden

I am currently reading “Madden:  A Biography” by St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist and HBO “Real Sports” contributor Bryan Burwell about NFL Hall of Fame  (HOF) coach and television analyst John Madden.    Believe it or not, Madden’s great-grandfather moved from Pennsylvania to Iowa in the 1800’s, settling outside of Eldora.  One of his childhood friends is former USC…

The Price of Leadership

Everyone wants to be a leader. We all want to learn from the best and yearn to be mentored by current business leaders, particularly in the young professional community. Should becoming a leader come with a hefty price tag for young professionals? The “price of leadership” was the on-line discussion on Webcast One’s “Insight on…

Stuck in Neutral

Last month, a certain quote from the Rev. Al Sharpton caught my eye during the Shirley Sherrod debacle.  Sherrod was wrongly fired from her USDA position after political hack-job blogger Andrew Breitbart spliced and diced her speech into a racist soundbite, devoid of the entire text of her 48-minute address. Black leaders piled on Wednesday….