Normally, when June starts to edge close to becoming July, I post a Gut Check for Leaders blog and invite my readers to reflect on their leadership performance over the first six months of the year. Mid-year is a great time to pause and take stock of my experiences and key learnings. Where did I […]
Over the years, the majority of my client work has been to support companies and their leaders at critical inflection points. These were pivotal times where they needed to either shift their business strategy, turnaround poor performance, drive global growth or come together after a merger or acquisition. In each situation, the stakes were high. […]
In early February 2003, we kicked off an 18-month leadership program for the top 70 leaders of a large municipal government. We designed an experience to help them better lead their organization into the future. It was the first time the city was engaging in this type of development for its senior leaders. We began […]
On December 6th, I was having a regular check-in meeting with a client. Philippe, a colleague based in Switzerland, joined the meeting. He began his update by showing us a photo of two characters and told us he would need to drop off the meeting a little early because his kids were going to have […]
This fall, I worked with many senior leaders across several organizations to help them get clear on their company’s strategy and then understand how they need to step up and lead with greater accountability. I typically use the core ideas from my book, The Leadership Contract, as the backdrop to the sessions I lead. I […]
When I was doing my graduate work, many years ago, I was influenced a lot by the research and thinking of Dr. Willis Harman. He co-founded an organization called the World Business Academy. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him and hear his lectures. At the time, he believed that corporations were becoming […]
Summer is finally in full gear. For many this is the time to take some vacation and enjoy the amazing weather. It’s also a good time to reflect on your leadership role. Every year at this time, my Gut Check blog focuses on helping you reflect on the first six months of the year.
This year’s NBA playoffs have been an exciting ride so far. As a Canadian, the story gaining all the attention has been the play of the Toronto Raptors who now find themselves two wins away from a championship. There have also been some equally charged stories happening courtside as well. Just this week, in Game […]
No matter where you are in New Zealand, or who you’re talking to, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is on top of everyone’s mind. I recently visited beautiful New Zealand on a business trip that was jam-packed with keynote presentations, CEO dinners and other events where I got to meet the country’s business leaders.
I wrote a blog in December 2016 about workplace drama. It’s still an issue that comes up a few times each and every week as I speak to leaders and hear about some of their day-to-day frustrations. So, I thought it would be valuable to share that post again, in the hopes of providing some […]