Uncategorized

November 7 , 2011 /

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,

read more

November 3 , 2011 /

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

read more

November 3 , 2011 /

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

read more

November 1 , 2011 /

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

read more

October 29 , 2011 /

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

read more

October 28 , 2011 /

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. 

read more