Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chick-fil-A#: Challenged in the public square

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/259214/40/Chick-fil-A-president-We-support-Biblical-families Two and a half months after the original firestorm, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy weighed back in on previous commentary during yet another unintended yet probably well meaning sitting. The scene is captured in the attached clip from Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV. Cathy seems to have been heavily coached since the last appearance, which is… Read more »

Novartis Chairman Vasella: ‘You can teach concepts, but you can’t teach experiences.’

This is a really good interview with the head of Novartis, Daniel Vasella. It’s difficult to recall more truth on leadership in a single place than this feature from “The McKinsey Quarterly:” http://www.mckinsey.com/features/leading_in_the_21st_century/daniel_vasella. For the TGR record, it’s equally difficult to find effective CEOs who can teach, or more importantly, transfer concepts as well. Rare in today’s… Read more »

Passion 2.0

Like so many job and career truths, the “work with passion” rule is being rewritten as we speak. No one captures the changing truths better than Cal Newport, a Georgetown University professor, published author and millennial expert if there ever was one.  Here’s his latest piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/jobs/follow-a-career-passion-let-it-follow-you.html?src=me&ref=general Conventional wisdom says follow your passion and everything, including your… Read more »