There is No Place for Schadenfreude in Leadership

Joan MacLeod Heminway Rick Rose Distinguished Professor of Law University of Tennessee College of Law Competition exists all around us.  We see it in the stadiums and arenas in which our sports teams play, it is present in the many game shows on television, and it exists in industry as businesses fight for market dominance. Continue reading “There is No Place for Schadenfreude in Leadership”

Leadership in the Time of Pandemic

Jack H. (Nick) McCall Attorney Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville, Tennessee “What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” ― Albert Camus, The Plague I suspect for the majority of us that when we summon up most of the basic ideas ofContinue reading “Leadership in the Time of Pandemic”

Legacy and Light, and the Lost Month of November

Willie Santana Assistant Public Defender for the Third District In 2019, I lost the month of November.  That loss taught me something about legacy.  Let me explain: I am the son of a paranoid schizophrenic single mother from the slums of Puerto Rico.  I spent part of my childhood being raised by my grandmother andContinue reading “Legacy and Light, and the Lost Month of November”

Leading by Doing: Taking a Simple Idea to a Reality to Change Lives

Doug Blaze Dean Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law Director, Institute for Professional Leadership In 2009, as he participated in a Tennessee Supreme Court hearing on access to justice, Buck Lewis* noticed other lawyers in attendance were busy reading and sending emails on their Blackberries.  Buck had what seemed like aContinue reading “Leading by Doing: Taking a Simple Idea to a Reality to Change Lives”

Preparing for Leadership

Tanner Hamilton University of Tennessee College of Law, Third-Year Student Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, “give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” In this simple quote, President Lincoln identified the importance of preparing before taking action. Countless articles and books have beenContinue reading “Preparing for Leadership”