Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy

Through this forum I have written about creativity, self-improvement, and my learning disabilities.  I finally completed a three-year project to help others with learning challenges achieve lasting legacies. It turns out that people with learning challenges such as ADHD and dyslexia (or who otherwise feel “glitchy”) have more creative potential than others.  A lot of helpfulContinue reading “Learning Disabilities, Creativity, and Legacy”

Am I still a tourist ?

Visiting 50 countries is on my bucket list.  I’m still at 35.  Three more are planned for next Spring. This picture shows the countries I’ve visited: Some I’ve visited for hours, some for days, and some for years. How do I define a visit?   If I sprint through Heathrow airport during a connection toContinue reading “Am I still a tourist ?”

I’m Not That Famous

I built new shutters for my house last year. My old ones were vinyl shutters with fake louvres, purchased from a hardware store.  (“Vinyl” sounds better than “plastic.”) I bought lumber and built new ones.   I painted them black.  The new shutters attach two boards, and feature a diamond shape in the middle. Very cute, you mustContinue reading “I’m Not That Famous”

Great Leaders Feel Deserving

Many potential leaders never reach greatness because they feel they lack a mandate to lead. Consider the case of Babur. Babur ascended the throne of Fergana in in what is now Uzbekistan.   It was 1494, when Spain was claiming Caribbean islands, and Babur was only 12 years old.   At age 14 he ledContinue reading “Great Leaders Feel Deserving”

Be Inclusive

(This post is part of my series on leadership lessons in history.) The Roman empire promoted locals in conquered lands to trusted positions within the empire.  George Washington could have never become prime minister in England.  But in an earlier age he could have become a Roman senator (Peter Drucker has observed). Because of thisContinue reading “Be Inclusive”