Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

 

 When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

 

 The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective …

In The News: Former Penn State President Spanier gets jail time in Sandusky case

 

 This grossly under-reported story should alarm top executives of all organizations. Though the sentences were relatively short  — two months in jail plus another two under house arrest — the fact that former President Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim Curley and Sr. VP for Finance Gary Schultz will actually be imprisoned for failing to properly address allegations that ass’t football …

Big time CEOs Propose New Principles of Corporate Governance.

 

 Thirteen CEOs major U.S. business and finance corporations (including JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, T. Rowe Price and Vanguard) have developed what they call “Commonsense Corporate governance Principles  to make  corporate governance more responsible. Here are key provisions set out in an open letter signed by all 13 CEOs: 1. Truly independent corporate boards are vital to effective governance, so …