“Life’s Hardest Round.” 21 Oct
2007 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
An article to launch thinking and discussion
about what it is we pass on to our children and the meaning
of performance based value.
Timothy Shriver. “Spiritual
Hunger Among the Well-Fed at Davos.” 27 Jan 2007.
Washington Post: On Faith.
Even the world’s leaders are yearning
for more than a profit. Did you know the most well-attended
sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos were on “how
to reduce stress, how to find purpose and how to make a
Francois De Visscher. “What
to Consider When Selling the Family Business.”
Nov/Dec 2007. Capital Eyes.
Advice based in experience for planning
a successful transition in the leadership and/or ownership
of the family business.
Peggy Noonan. “A
Separate Peace.” 27 Oct 2005. Wall Street Journal.
Noonan observes a disturbing trend in American
current events: Are we headed straight over a precipice?
She challenges today’s leaders to consider their role
in shaping tomorrow’s realities. We’re left
pondering, do we have a responsibility to tomorrow and have
we abdicated our role?
N.R. Narayana Murthy. Pre-Commencement
Remarks to the NYU Stern School of Business. 9 May 2007.
Murthy imparts wisdom from his life story
on Stern School graduates. He shares the power of role models,
reflection, and stewardship in creating real value.
Carmine Gallo. “Bringing
Passion to Starbucks.” 9 Jan 2008. BusinessWeek.
Gallo reveals the power of the human factor
in motivation and transforms our understanding of incentives
and revenue generation.
Steven Wheeler, Walter McFarland,
& Art Kleiner. “A Blueprint for Strategic
Leadership.” 10 Jan 2008. Strategy+Business.
This team of authors offers an answer to
the question: what is good leadership? The article discusses
how individual leadership skills make a difference.
Henry S. Givray "When
CEOs Aren't Leaders." Businessweek. 3 Sept.
Givray sums up today's troubled business
leadership scene with the quote: "The problem's roots
lie in the fact that the terms 'CEO' and 'leader' have mistakenly
become synonymous." The author goes on to name responsible
parties and clear steps toward addressing our leadership
Angus Loten "Entrepreneurs
Twice as Charitable as Heirs." 1 Nov 2006. Inc.com.
New York, New York.
This article is an interesting follow
up to our continuing PathNorth discussion about leaving
a legacy and raising children in the context of wealth.
The author's own hook reads: "Self-made millionaires
donate an average of $120,000 more per year than those
that inherited their wealth."
Fred Harburg "Cavuto
at 6." 25 June 2008. Fox Business Network.
New York, New York.
Fred Harburg, Director of Strategy and
External Affairs for PathNorth, recently appeared on the
Fox Business News show, 'Cavuto at 6', to discuss the effects
of Barack Obama's use of a mock-up of the presidential
seal. Fred is
a vital part of PathNorth, creating an interface between
PathNorth's offerings and its membership. Fred is
an expert on leadership, strategy and performance coaching
and has previously held leadership positions at IBM, GM,
Disney, McGraw-Hill, Fidelity Investments and Motorola. Please
click the link above to view Fred as a guest on 'Cavuto
Michael P. Castine "Michael
Deaver: A changed man" 06 Sept 2007. Politico.com.
In his article written in the weeks following
Michael K. Deaver’s death, PathNorth member Michael
Castine renders an unknown or perhaps forgotten portrayal
of the former Deputy Chief of Staff.
Bill Mayer Aspen
Ideas Festival. June 30 - July 6, 2008
Bill Mayer, a Founding Member of PathNorth,
speaks at the Aspen Institute about the importance of understanding
one’s self, what makes people different, and what
one has to offer in the form of a unique “gift.” The
gift, Bill explains, may be difficult to define, but once
recognized, becomes an important element of the leader
within all of us.
Michael Castine "Tips
on Navigating a Post-White House Career Path" 14
Jan 2009. Politico.com.
President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in
as the country’s 44th president on Jan. 20 will spur
one of the largest one-day turnovers ever, as Bush-Cheney
appointees have been handed their proverbial pink slips
with no job waiting.
Tom Hutchison “2009
Commencement Ceremony Mishawaka High School” 30 May, 2009.
This speech delivered to the class of
2009 triggers thoughts on the ideas of character, globalization
and the role/responsibility of the next generation.
Stephen Mansfield “Guinness got it” 09 November, 2009.
This article depicts Honorary member, Os Guinness', legendary family business. The company's 250 year legacy of God-inspred good provides myriad lessons for today. Among them: A benevolent corporate vision is good for business, for it's employees and for the world.