Enigmas of the modern workplace

Weekend reading illuminates Over the weekend, I read two seemingly disparate articles. One, from the Sunday New York Times, focuses on the toxic work world. The other, in the Korn Ferry Institute’s Briefings magazine, posits that transformational leadership requires new behaviors and new ways of achieving work/life balance, the Sisyphean… Read More

Addressing ‘innovation pile-up’ to put promising discoveries into practice

Putting effective public health programs to work For hundreds of years, there’s been a gap between what we know and what we do regarding the improvement of human health. In the mid-19th century, Louis Pasteur, one of the most brilliant scientists of all time, said, “To him who devotes his… Read More

Letter to the editor of The Daily Tar Heel

Evidence supports drinking age of 21 The following letter to the editor was published Thursday, August 20, in The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-Chapel Hill’s student newspaper, in response to a Wednesday, August 19, editorial. TO THE EDITOR: Regarding the August 19 editorial, “Prohibition is unsafe,” I agree strongly that UNC-Chapel… Read More

A dream undone

New York Times investigates NC voting rights Sunday’s New York Times (NYT) Magazine focused with laser sharpness on what has happened to voting rights in North Carolina—and found us lacking. Where once we were lauded as progressive and inspiring, we now are portrayed in story after story as a state… Read More