The Why

Why should anyone want to live a life of selfless courage and service to others – above self? It is a fair question. There are a number of ways to respond to this sort of question. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner put it…

Happiness and Life

In his book, The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse provides this insight about our need for living a fullfilled life. Senator Sasse writes: Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, is an odd bird: He started career as a French horn player, later became probably the first professional…

Excellence

Courtesy of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). Despite the thousands of books and articles devoted to the subject of excellence, the word itself remains somewhat abstract.  Its meaning and use are sometimes difficult to pin down, let alone put it into practice. The Severn Leadership Group (SLG) believes…

Difference Makers

Standing at the side of the pool was a little unnerving.  The task was simple – swim across the pool, demonstrating the “crawl” stroke.  Swimming wasn’t something I did much of growing up in Detroit in the 50’s and 60’s.  Frankly, the dog paddle had been my best stroke --…