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The Leader as a “Heat Sink” – Leadership in Times of Crisis

July 10, 2020

By Dave Bushy In everything from soldering circuit boards to dissipating the thermal energy created by computer server farms, the technological world appreciates the value of a “heat sink.”  Without heat sinks, we would have far more component hiccups or even outright failures.  Heat sinks serve a vital purpose in dissipating energy and allowing a […]

The Two Best Bosses You’ll Ever Have: Continuing Lessons from My First Sergeant

July 1, 2020

by Dave Bushy It seems like a lifetime ago that I was sitting with another G.I., commenting about my commander in the military.  The animated discussion I was engaged in was with a non-commissioned officer – a “NCO” – commiserating about actions my commander had taken and how I wish he could somehow be different. […]

The Path to Reopening – Leadership in Times of Crisis

May 9, 2020

By Dave Bushy In the past two months, I have had the opportunity to witness teams facing the most challenging situations they have ever experienced. It is an honor to be working with such remarkable leaders during these times, be they involved with companies, governmental groups or non-profit organizations. Daily, I learn how they regularly […]


April 15, 2020

by Allison Iantosca No time like the present. New perspective? Odd circumstances? Yup. Finding myself sitting at home with Zoom on mute more often than not. Able to engage in a strange and surreal musing over my fellow remote workers.  A study that can be done because no one really knows who I am looking […]

Leadership in Times of Crisis: Vulnerability as a Strength

April 7, 2020

by Dave Bushy Leaders emerge during times of crisis, formal titles or not.  They provide support, strength and vision for those around them.  And they give something else of themselves: vulnerability.  Our presence as leaders is not only about projections or manifestations of strength.  It is about being open to the concept of vulnerability – […]

Faith and the Optimistic Stance

March 30, 2020

by Dave Bushy Faith is a word which elicits different thoughts and emotions for each of us.  For some, it is a sense of trusting others or implicitly knowing we are understood or respected.  For others, it can be the feeling that we will always be encouraged by our friends, colleagues and fellow travelers, especially […]

The Calm in the Center of the Storm

March 17, 2020

by Dave Bushy As we face today’s challenges and uncertainties, we are all experiencing emotions and thoughts that we have seldom, if ever, confronted before.  Life indeed throws challenges our way.  And those challenges have varying degrees of uncertainty.  The end result is a sort of disorientation that, to most of us, can be downright […]


March 4, 2020

by Allison Iantosca As a New Englander one can always relate just about anything to the seasons; especially the transition of winter to spring. And so here, at the beginning of March, I find myself, as ever, beginning to think winter is long over and any month starting with an “M” most certainly must signal […]

Kindness, Dignity and Respect – Modeling Those Values

February 9, 2020

By Dave Bushy Kindness, dignity and respect.  These values are timeless.  They are integral to the culture of society and to any interpersonal relationship.  Indeed, they are core to any successful human endeavor. And they are the very foundations of leadership. In the office or on the golf course, or even on the highway, we […]

“For me, when was now.” The Challenge of Assessing Life’s Decisions

January 25, 2020

By Dave Bushy In his book Fate is the Hunter, Ernest K. Gann describes his career as an airline pilot in the 1930’s and 40’s, flying piston-engine commercial airplanes in all kinds of weather throughout the world.  Woven into the book is a theme of evaluating the risks and the rewards of his chosen profession […]

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