BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL

Remember when mission statements and corporate values were the big buzz words on the block? It all started in the late 1990s. Big shot management gurus adopted this theory that if chieftains of the  organization came together and developed a mission that drives a company, the company would flourish, and its people would multiply, and…

ARE YOU GAME?

I have a theory that, if you are stripped of everything: your home, your family, your job… your entire legacy… only then will you really know how you are regarded by others (to paraphrase the Beatles, Will you still love me…).  This vision of how I, and Shamrock are perceived, is very important to me. …

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Each of us remembers where we were on that fateful day, when the sky was so crystalline clear and blue that it almost hurt your eyes to look up. The morning seemed beautiful around the country — from California, to Washington D.C, to Pennsylvania, to New York. But the gray pall that would capture the…

“HOW’M I DOING?”

During his three terms as New York’s mayor, Ed Koch was known for asking just about everyone, “How am I doing?” Koch tackled a problem head-on, asking that dreaded question, and expecting an honest answer. He was known to immediately address an issue before it became a major problem. Koch was one of the most…