Opening Gifts

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Opening Gifts.”  This essay’s author is Roger Schwarz, CEO of Roger Schwartz and Associates and it recently appeared in his blog.

Schwarz begins by noting that we receive a lot of intangible gifts from those we work with.  They are often not always wrapped in lovely wrapping paper with beautiful bows.  And, whether nicely presented of not, too often we dismiss them without a second thought or any curiosity.

Quote of the Week

By: Lori Green

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

Cynthia Ozick

  • What are you not paying attention to and how can you start?
  • What little things does your family do?
  • What do the people that you work with do well?
  • What would it be like without these people?


"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." 

G.B. Stern

Fors and Againsts

By: Jim Bruce

Today’s reading is a post, “Fors and Againsts,” that recently appeared in the Creative Leadership blog of John Maeda.  Maeda, who currently is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, calls himself a graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author.  Previously, he was E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of Research at MIT’s Media Laboratory.

Share Your Leadership Vision One Shell at a Time

By: Jim Bruce

Sarah Le Roy, vice president of Talent at Linkage is the author of today’s Tuesday Reading, “Share Your Leadership Vision One Shell at a Time” <>.  In the essay she tells the story of “shelling” with her eight year-old daughter.  As they walked along the beach, Le Roy noted (to herself) that she consistently found better shells than her daughter.


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