Astros sign scandal steals reputations

not teaching,still THINKING … “At the end of the day, all we have in this game is our reputation.” So said a baseball executive to ESPN in the wake of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, thus stating the obvious when it comes to ethics.  Why do people cheat or stretch the rules or otherwise risk their good names? The […]

How to lead when you want to scream

In a feature published on syracuse.com called “CNY Conversations,” editor Stan Linhorst talks each week with a local person in a leadership role. The Q/A is always about “leadership, success and innovation.” Today, the conversation is with the president of a plastics manufacturing firm, and it offers a great lesson for journalists and communicators. Our […]

There is nothing wrong with being nice

If you’ve never read the “Corner Office” feature in the Saturday edition of The New York Times, it is worth checking out. The last one was a real gem, because it hit so many key points that resonate with me. The two questions the Levy Restaurants CEO (Andy Lansing) asks every job candidate. (“Are you […]