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.

You're Mistaken

It is not a shame to make a mistake,
but it is a waste not to learn from it.


"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt."
Aldous Huxley

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
Winston Churchill

"A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they're loaded or not."
Franklin P. Jones

Guide on the Side or Sage on the Stage?

When you are ready to hire or be a consultant you should be aware of the three basic types.
Sage – Enlightening
Sherpa – Guiding
Surrogate – Replacing