The IONS of Leadership
I like the definition of ion as an electrically charged particle, thinking of a person who is “charged” with the opportunities and responsibilities of leadership. Or, consider the leader who can display a controlled field of energy that is contagious. And, I like the origin of the word ion in Greek, where it means literally,
Critical Components for Effective Leadership
With credit to The Harvard Business Review (January 2009) “Women and the Vision Thing”: Critical Components of Leadership that comprise the Global Executive Leadership Inventory, here are 12 descriptions of leadership characteristics and behaviors that may well determine a high level of success for a those in positions of leadership. I have extrapolated these to
Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado
After hearing winter storm warnings for Denver, we pointed Li’l Sugar toward Abiquiu. Last night we made it to Luverne, Minnesota and a wonderful state park campground complete with a bison herd, including a very large bull, gorgeous as he looked straight at us, unconcerned but curious. Even more curious were the gray deer that
Snow, so north, through Canada!
Yes, snow in Stowe, VT, and even more in Mass and CT so we opted for a northern route to warmer, drier weather, through Montreal and west through Quebec and Ontario. An amazing lunch yesterday art Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, Quebec, a restored sugar shack converted into a very French, country restaurant. On
Stowe and Mt. Mansfield
Hunkered down near the base of the mountain, waiting to see if the predicted storm will dump any snow on Stowe. Drove up to Smugglers Notch, took a short hike down a trail to a huge rock strewn, roaring mountain stream, recollected all the recent damage wrought by hurricane Irene. Witnessed a lot of that
Liberty and OWC
Having the statue of liberty in view spawns a few thoughts and feelings of patriotism so we considered a visit to Ground Zero appropriate and timely although there’s mostly construction going on around the memorial. New glass skyscrapers are attempting to replace the WTC. Not especially comfortable with the images but there you have it.
New York City
It’s very early Thursday morning and we’re parked across from the Statue of Liberty in Jersey City. I know it sounds a little weird but there is an RV campground here just before the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Liberty RV Park and Marina with ferry and train service into Manhattan. Leaving Memphis Tuesday morning,
Intentions are to post here every other day or so on this two week road trip from Abiquiu, New Mexico to Stowe, Vermont and return. First day out last Saturday, 10/22 was to Palo Duro Canyon, south of Amarillo, Texas, billed as the second largest canyon in the country. No need to comment on which
Sunrise, 7:09 AM – October 12, 2011 Abiquiu, New Mexico The light, just before the sun comes over the horizon, is pure and clear when there is not a cloud in the sky and no pollution to filter this amazing light. It’s one of the many reasons artists, photographers and others come to northern New