Quote of the Day
Propose to any Englishman any principle or instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the English mind is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it.
— Charles Babbage, an early computer pioneer who struggled to convince backers that computers had any future.
I was raised in a devout Catholic home and nuns were a big part of my youth. For example, I had to watch every nun movie ever made (e.g. Figure 1), and I attended regular religious education, which was often conducted by nuns.
I have not had any contact with nuns as an adult, with the exception of encountering nuns protesting my workplace when I was working for a defense contractor (Honeywell). That was an interesting experience.
I have not thought about nuns as managers until I read this blog post. I really liked Sister Rosemarie Nassif's ten commandments of leadership. Here they are.
- Love the journey.
- Live and work your passions.
- Make mistakes.
- Give yourself away each and every day.
- Always be grateful.
- Integrity is your most powerful asset.
- Your greatest strength is your greatest weakness.
- Vision, no matter how right, can only be delivered through relationships.
- Success is only success if everyone feels the win.
- Don’t overcomplicate.