IT'S NOT THAT I'M SO SMART... Albert Einstein

STAMINA IS VITAL IN ATHLETICS, but it doesn't come up much when talking about leadership and management.

Do you exhibit stamina — staying with problems — to your people?

Would they characterize you as someone who sticks with problems until they are resolved?

Or would they say that sometimes you move on and leave problems behind... unresolved?

Carl Francis


ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist.

Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed the world's most famous equation).

He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 and, being Jewish, did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled in the U.S., becoming an American citizen in 1940.

On the eve of World War II, he signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt alerting him to the potential development of extremely powerful bombs of a new type and recommending that the U.S. begin similar research. This eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein supported defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced the idea of using the newly discovered nuclear fission as a weapon.

He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Einstein's intellectual achievements and originality have made the word Einstein synonymous with genius.