ChapterTwo® Blog

What can we do as individuals to help build more caring and harmonious communities?
Friday, April 21, 2017

As we observe the news, most of us have a desire for finding a way to melt the obvious tensions in our cities. Polarization seems to only grow. In an Atlanta roundtable of notable leaders committed to the Servant Leadership model, we recently tackled this question. Four actions we can all easily do as individuals emerged: +

Do on-line job sites actually block older workers?
Thursday, March 30, 2017

A question often raised is whether age discrimination about job opportunities is real, or perceived. There are many opinions, yet few facts. A recent CNBC article provides more facts than most conversations on the sensitive topic, and claims discrimination happens in various ways.  +

Life is not a journey to retirement!
Friday, September 09, 2016

I happened across one of Richard Branson’s blogs titled “Life is not a journey to retirement.”  The blog post is a wonderful illustration of fundamental beliefs that have guided our work at ChapterTwo®.  Enjoying what you do at work should always be the goal — and is almost always possible.  If you truly enjoy it what is your ultimate goal? +

Should you read Popular Science?  Really?
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Given a chance recently to read Popular Science cover to cover, this becomes a really good question, for virtually everyone, not just early adopters, or technology types.  In my newly aware opinion, there are three strong reasons for reading Popular Science that apply to virtually everyone in leadership roles.  One gains: +

What is it really like to be on Shark Tank?
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Is getting funded on Shark Tank an ultimate prize?  Not everyone likes the show, but I find it entertaining and actually good education for entrepreneurs.  Yet I have always wondered what really happens? +

What can we learn about career transition from NFL players?
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Over the last ten years I have heard hundreds of career transition stories from senior executives. Some were voluntary, many were surprised and most would say “it came earlier than I expected or would have chosen”. +

Insights from Lou Gerstner
Friday, October 24, 2014

I will always be a fan of Lou Gerstner for what he did for IBM, and our stock.  He truly saved the company, more than most realize.  Since leaving IBM, he has continued to lead a “portfolio” life in education, healthcare and private equity.  A recent interview published in the McKinsey & Company Quarterly (PDF / URL) shares his thoughts on the DNA of companies that keep on creating value. +

64% of American Managers and Executives are not engaged in their job!
Thursday, May 08, 2014

According to a Gallup Survey only 36% of Managers and Executives are engaged in their job.  51% are not engaged, and 13% are actively disengaged.  Wow!   +

What do you and a BMW have in common?
Friday, February 28, 2014

Some of you know that along with my love of cooking, wine and travel I am also a car guy.  My career began as an automotive engineer, and I appreciate the constant evolution of styling and engineering. +

“Lean In” - The Real Story
Friday, November 08, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg has inspired a wave of confidence and aspiration among women with her “Lean In” book and foundation. What a wonderful thing! Yet perhaps lost in all of the publicity and enthusiasm is the role a pragmatic and unselfish partnership has played. Fortune magazine has her on the cover of their October 28 edition, with an article titled “Sheryl Sandberg: The Real Story”. +