Wise leaders have few friends, but many acquaintances.

A mentor once told me, “Wise leaders have few friends, but many acquaintances.” Depending on your previous work experience, that statement may resonate – or it may just sound like a very cold world. But as we move through the ranks, we learn these words of wisdom usually in the most impactful way possible – […]

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Trust is Earned a Penny at a Time, and Spent in Dollar Bills

I’ve often used the cliché, “Trust is earned a penny at a time, and spent in dollar bills” when I speak to grad students and emerging leader groups.  And I’ve known it to be true in my own life.  But a recent experience reinforced its truth once again to me, and I’m going to share […]

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