U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies; longtime Baltimore advocate (Baltimore Sun)
A great man; an exemplary leader
“I’m here for a season and a reason,” the veteran Democratic lawmaker said this summer in his Capitol Hill office, sitting below framed photographs of civil rights leaders Nelson Mandela and Coretta Scott King. “I don’t know why I’m here, I don’t know how long I’ll be here, but I’m here. And I’m going to make the best of it.”
A Generation’s Leader Says Farewell: Shalane Flanagan Retires from Pro Running (Women’s Running)
Well respected and very successful, one of the best ever.
4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan retires from professional running (CNN)
“I have felt my North Star shifting, my passion and purpose is no longer about MY running; it’s more and more about those around me,” Flanagan wrote. “All I’ve ever known, in my approach to anything, is going ALL IN. So I’m carrying this to coaching. I want to be consumed with serving others the way I have been consumed with being the best athlete I can be.”
Practices of Exemplary Leadership–Kouzes and Posner (Businessballs)
The 5 leadership practices of an exemplary leader drawing on the 1987 book The Leadership Challenge.
Above & Beyond (ourstate.com)
It’s the tower, the open metal scaffolding, the way it looms like a giant skeleton, the old bones of something once mighty, that draws out the sweaty palms.
Jose Altuve’s hitting is art, but it’s science, too (Houston Chronicle)
“He sees things like no one else sees things. It involves eyes, the way people are wired and their physical abilities.
The Latest: Zimmerman goes deep in 1st World Series at-bat (AP)
Zimmerman, the first player drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2005, hit a two-out solo homer in the second inning off Houston starter Gerrit Cole
Cool Twitter Thread of Exemplary Leadership (he’s playing in the World Series)
One thing about my job that I’m grateful for (there are many) is the opportunity to experience so many different places during the season. Once a road series I try to get out & explore the city we’re in. This year my goal is to make it to an indie bookstore in each city we visit.
— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 6, 2019 (click here for thread)
Brandon Taubman’s behavior was intolerable. The Astros’ response is reprehensible. (Washington Post)
Not exemplary leadership here.