In the Circle: Inspiration


Indivisible, by Charles Lazarus

Indivisible, by Charles Lazarus

As Americans gather together to give thanks this week, we remember in gratitude that more unites us than divides us. Our friend and jazz trumpet virtuoso, Charles Lazarus, recently put that sentiment to music in “Indivisible”.

Every Kid Needs a Champion

Every Kid Needs a Champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

The Importance of Mentorship

The Importance of Mentorship

You can enhance your business career by finding the right mentor. Someone who’s been there before invariably learns and notices things that can spare you some pain and missteps as you climb in your career. There are a lot of good points about what 20 year olds (and 30 year olds!) can learn from 50 year olds, via TheLadders.com

Miracles on the 3rd Tee

Miracles on the 3rd Tee

Death, friends who just won’t give up, new life, more friends, and a second miracle — all on the same hole. This is an uplifting story for golfers and non-golfers alike – read on GolfDigest.

From Homeless to Harvard

From Homeless to Harvard

It’s never where you’re from, it’s where you’re going. And Richard Jenkins is going places. Homeless for two years with his mother and two younger brothers, he made a commitment to academics as a sixth grader. Six years later, that commitment earned him a full ride to Harvard.

Grown Up Thinking From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Grown Up Thinking From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The basketball great penned an article for Esquire magazine in which he lists twenty things boys can do to become men. His thoughtful, comprehensive outlines are well worth doublechecking. The man’s a legend for very good reason.