Category Archives: Leadership

Meanings: “Sarcasm”

August 12, 2016 “They don’t  get sarcasm?” Donald Trump tweeted this morning about his earlier remark that President Obama was the founder of ISIS. Sarcasm may be a species of humor, but it is a biting kind of humor and often … Continue reading

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Annals of Leadership: Jose Mourinho

December 18, 2015 “I feel my work was betrayed,” he said. “Last season I did an amazing job and I brought players to a level that is not their level.”  That’s what Jose Mourinho, Manager of the English Premier League … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Robbie Rohr

June 23, 2015 “Rohr said she has always had a strong sense of social justice, and when she attended Earlham College, a Quaker school in Indiana, she felt among kindred spirits, as there was a sense of joy and an … Continue reading

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A Duke University Sexual Assault Case

March 3, 2015 Just coming into public view is a sexual assault case at Duke University. The student newspaper at Duke reports that two students made separate allegations of sexual assault against Rasheed Sulaimon during the 2013-14 academic year. The first … Continue reading

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Graham Spanier’s Responsibility

July 24, 2014 This week’s New York Times Magazine has a profile of Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State who was dismissed or fired (there are opposing claims about which) as a consequence of the revelations that Jerry … Continue reading

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Constraints on Leadership: Missions, Roles and Values

April 3, 2014 “We must not suppose that those in authority are unaware …, but we must recognize that their liberty of action is often circumscribed by the nature of their office: the powerful are not necessarily free.” That quotation … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Bob Mantock

March 27, 2013 Bob (Robert M.) Mantock passed from this life the day before yesterday. He was not a graduate of Earlham, but he made himself a valuable member of the Earlham community through service as a member of the … Continue reading

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