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Category Archives: Leadership

How the Mighty Have Fallen … And Continue to Fall

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army.  They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.  But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace.  From […]

Legacy … What Legacy?

During my 45 years of working at or with nonprofit institutions, I have watched leaders do a whole series of imprudent things as they considered their individual legacy of leadership.  And, on occasion, I have watched leaders commit serious errors of leadership that polished their individual record at the expense of the institution and its […]

Drain the Swamp

Louis J. Freeh, the former FBI director who was commissioned by the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees to investigate recent leadership failures at the University, wrote in his final report, “One of the most challenging of the tasks confronting the Penn State community is transforming the culture that permitted Sandusky’s behavior, as illustrated throughout […]