Fat happens! Eating poorly, eating too much, or skipping physical exercise is like taking the autobahn to obesity. It's fast and easy. On the other hand, adding muscle is going to take work. The same is true with leadership. Leaders get "flabby" if they don't work out.
Archives For Defing Moments
The secret to saying “No” is living with a Bigger Yes.
This morning, as I stood in front of my bookcase and the giants of history stared back at me, I had an “AH HA!” moment.
In his book, The Defining Moment, Jonathan Alter relates a negative comment Walter Lippmann made about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Lippmann, the foremost political columnist of the day, was not a fan of FDR or his quest for the presidency. In January 1932, he wrote:
“He (FDR) is an amiable man with many philanthropic impulses, but he is not the dangerous enemy of anything . . . a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be president.”
That phrase — he is not the dangerous enemy of anything – stopped me in my tracks and it got me thinking . . .