Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon computer science professor made famous by his "last lecture," died on Friday. Jim mentioned Randy's lecture and book on LeaderTalk back on May 13, 2008. Over the weekend and again the morning, NPR (time-delayed podcast on my iPod) keeps reminding me of the now popular quote from Randy's presentation: "The brick walls are there for a reason. Right? The brick walls are not there to keep us out, the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough."
That's all. As you tackle your own leadership challenges today, just wanted to remind you of Randy's inspiring words.
Posted by Lisa Shannon