Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Phelps Smokes Pot*

A British tabloid recently published a picture of Michael Phelps smoking a bong. He handled it with honesty and humility by confessing to smoking pot, admitting to poor judgment, apologizing publicly for his behavior and promising to never do it again. It's quite a contrast to the way many public figures handle similar situations.

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