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.

Secrets*

We have all suffered the pain of a secret revealed at an inappropriate moment. I recently heard the story of a deathly ill father who told his fifty two year old son that someone else was his biological father. It turns out his father had married his mother when she was pregnant by another man. Although I’m sure the initial promise to keep the secret was made with the best of intentions, I’m equally certain he never imagined telling his son fifty two years later. The next time someone asks, "Can you keep a secret?" we might want to think twice.

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