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Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile

Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile

In anticipation of our upcoming conversation with best-selling author Erik Larson and our own Ed O’Malley, learn about Larson’s latest book on Winston Churchill, leadership and resilience in times of crisis.   #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author...

A Heart of Shakespeare

Register for a special offering master class on the art of decision-making, Thursday, May 28 9:30 am-5:30 pm (lunch included) to Friday, May 29 8:30 am-Noon at the Kansas Leadership Center....

Sweat, Hives, Trembling and Cookie Tossing

The presentation was so painful to watch I wanted to crawl under my chair. It was one of those moments where you feel so embarrassed for the speaker you want to hang your own head in shame. I was a reporter, covering the state legislature in Topeka. I can’t remember...

People-Whittling

The work of counseling, coaching and teaching people – asking them to take ownership of their growth and calling them to become more for the world – could be likened to the art of whittling wood. Yes, wood carving. It is work that requires patience,...

Parade Route

There I stood waiting in my dad’s oversized starched white shirt worn like a dress with the tiny buttons in the back. A foam five-point crown on my head and large flashlight gripped in my tiny right hand. Our family parade was about to begin and this year I landed the...

Tell me a story

The guy at the front of the room was unassuming and no-nonsense. No beaming smile, no explanation of the big picture, no ‘here’s who I am and here’s why this stuff matters.’ Just a direct launch into the subject matter: Reading and Understanding Financial Statements....
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