Journal

Small Moments in Leadership

August 25th, 2009

An unusual tribute was paid to Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg. The poet wrote, “Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible […]

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A Letter From A Young Man

August 18th, 2009

I want to share with you one of the letters I received that really blesses my heart. Here it is: Hi Sir Francis, Thanks for speaking at UST last month. It was wonderful and, in terms of content and audience feedback, everyone agreed it was the best seminar in the college of architecture. (And to […]

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Don’t Forget the Musician

August 16th, 2009

Years ago, there was a master violinist in Europe. He would play in concerts, and he had a magnificent Stradivarius violin, extremely expensive. He would play the Stradivarius violin in concert and everyone would whisper in the crowd, “Listen to the beautiful sounds of the Stradivarius.” He would play in churches, and people would say, […]

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