Collaborating On the Spot: Lessons from an “All Hands” Webcast

I’ve written before about collaborating within a very structured, thoughtfully assembled setting, e.g. Duke Football.  But what about when a team comes together in one place for the first time and has to immediately produce results?  Any differences?  I got to experience this scenario myself Continue reading Collaborating On the Spot: Lessons from an “All Hands” Webcast

Getting the Best out of the “College” of Life: Wisdom from Dean Sue

Dean Sue Wasiolek is as much a part of student life at Duke as the East-West Shuttle and Sam’s Quik Shop.  She is Den Mother for the student body (aka “Dean of Students”), a role she held when I was a Continue reading Getting the Best out of the “College” of Life: Wisdom from Dean Sue

A Case for Newspapers: Prick a Small Hole in your “Filter Bubble”

I read the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Wall Street Journal daily.  Like a little bundle of Christmas joy, they are waiting for me in my driveway each morning.  I don’t know if it’s habit, nostalgia, or the fact I Continue reading A Case for Newspapers: Prick a Small Hole in your “Filter Bubble”

Cinegasm: Creative Expression Emerges Only Through Collaboration – Lessons from a Skateboarding Millennial

I had the opportunity on Saturday to attend something very few adults ever get to experience – a “Skate Premiere”.  What IS that, you ask?  Think of a Hollywood film premiere. The night is filled with excitement and anticipation, the Continue reading Cinegasm: Creative Expression Emerges Only Through Collaboration – Lessons from a Skateboarding Millennial

The Case for Turning ON your Camera at your next Virtual Meeting

I’m struck by how often people prefer (and even enjoy) face to face meetings, but how seldom they turn on their cameras when they’re in a virtual meeting. A study published in the Wall Street Journal in August may tell Continue reading The Case for Turning ON your Camera at your next Virtual Meeting

The 10 Lessons about Teamwork I learned from Row 1 at Duke vs. Syracuse

I made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Syracuse to see Duke football at the Carrier Dome last Saturday, largely because my daughter, Abigail, and I had the opportunity to sit in the first row behind the Duke bench.   A long-time Continue reading The 10 Lessons about Teamwork I learned from Row 1 at Duke vs. Syracuse