The most famous leader of all

At this time of year, I like to stop and reflect on one of the greatest examples of legendary, dare I say mythical, leadership we’ll ever know. As a youngster, he grew up in a village where all the children were expected to develop the necessary tools to take flight...

Following the leader. Leading the followers.

Remember the game of “follow the leader”? As a member of a large family, I remember how fun it was to lead my siblings (eight to be exact) through the woods, over the wall, and across the brook – scrambling, hopping, and mimicking all the way home. An adventure I led...

Community leadership (in two simple steps).

There are many opportunities to lead. From office posts to community roles, we are pulled in so many directions. So how do we choose what to be a part of and where we can make a difference? Step one: Learn about your community As a recent transplant from Boston,...

Questioning the trend of following trends.

Remember when uniqueness was valued? When originality was admired and being thought of as bohemian was, well, a real compliment? Today, social media values uniformity – and devalues non-conformity. Look at trends in Twitter. Tweeters are rewarded for commenting on the...

Surfers in New Hampshire are swell.

Surfing in New Hampshire carries a certain stigma. A coastline featuring small waves and cold water doesn’t attract your typical beach bunny. But it does bring together a unique group of people who seek the same thing: A remarkable experience with nature that’s worth...