Why I’m Not an NFL Owner

You might have read that the Green Bay Packers are selling ownership shares. Which means that, for $250, you can own a share of the franchise. You can’t sell you share (or shares) and it won’t increase in value–but it makes you an owner of the...

On Scholars, Athletes, and Leaders

“Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.”   Patrick Witt...

4 Leadership Lessons from the Penn State Scandal

It’s impossible to ignore what happened at Penn State. Which is ironic since Penn State officials, impossibly, chose to ignore what was happening. This was a massive failure on many levels. Here are four leadership lessons: 1. Leadership is about making tough...

Out of Practice

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester suggested that his team’s historic late-season collapse had nothing to do with the fact that he and his teammates were drinking on the job. His rationale: they were doing the same thing in April and May–and the team was...

What’s Wrong With Being Second?

What’s wrong with being second? Americans (and probably others too) are obsessed with winning. As though being second, third, or fourth were unacceptable. Two sports reporters were debating recently whether the USA women’s soccer team was a failure because it...