Lessons from Truman’s Southern White House

Lessons from Truman’s Southern White House

A recent visit to the Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida, inspired this post. Harry S. Truman was not well educated by Eastern elite standards.  He attended Spalding’s Commercial College for one year and later took law school classes at night. ...
Boot Camp for New Board Members

Boot Camp for New Board Members

Congratulations, you have recruited an excellent new board member. She is smart, well connected and committed to your mission.  Do you say to her, “Attend a few board meetings; you will get to know us pretty quickly.” Or do you tell her exactly what you say to your...