Strong Organizations: Combining Mission with Passion

December 6, 2010 by ·

I was reminded the other day of a client I saw years ago when I was a practicing clinical psychologist. Joe was a 52-year-old partner in a successful law firm. He looked the part in his three-piece suits with French cuffs and gold cuff links. He had smartly coiffed... Read More

Classical Character: Gabriela Montero

April 16, 2010 by ·

Yesterday I was fortunate to meet renowned classical concert pianist and improvisational artist Gabriela Montero ( The occasion was a Master class at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gabriela is a freakishly gifted and thoroughly delightful musician who began giving concerts at the age... Read More

Character of Jazz

March 22, 2010 by ·

  I love YouTube. Someone recently turned me on to a Keith Jarrett video.  For those who may not know, Jarrett is an amazingly gifted pianist who plays mostly in the jazz genre. He is a master technician and improviser. He is capable of firing off machine-gun-paced riffs as... Read More