I know why the driver in Waukesha did it

Another unbelievable tragedy, just days before Thanksgiving.  A driver in Waukesha smashed his vehicle into a crowd this past weekend at a holiday parade, killing six people and injuring well over 40. Why?  We all want to know why.  Did the gas pedal get stuck?  I do...

Can You Prevent Suicide?

Do not wait to have that conversation. You know how some memories stay in your mind?  I still remember the handshake. The very physical, nearly-break-your-knuckles grip the solidly built young man put on me. And the comment,  “Esch, I am nothin!!”   He was loud and...

Uber’s “Toxic” Culture

Uber is in trouble. After several years of incredible growth things are getting ugly. CEO Travis Kalanick has just announced he’s taking a leave of absence to work on himself and reflect on building a “world class leadership team” in the wake of reports...

Can you respect a bully?

A very long time ago I walked into the office of the rector-superior in the seminary I was attending at the University of Notre Dame. He was a good leader and known for being very direct. I needed to schedule a meeting w/him. I asked him “Can we book that meeting...