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 […]
Over the last few weeks, the world has been inspired by the leadership of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Ever since the horrific terrorist attacks on March 15 in two mosques in Christchurch, which killed 50 innocent people engaged in worship, Ardern has shown genuine leadership. The whole world has noticed, and she has […]
My team and I spend a lot of time talking to senior executives about leadership accountability at large-scale speaking events, presentations, workshops and seminars. Between all this activity and the global travel it necessitates, the pace is demanding but the work is highly rewarding. I also relish the downtime when it arises. A couple of […]
British Prime Minister Theresa May is proof that everyone who aspires to be in a leadership role should be careful of what they wish for.
It may seem odd but whenever I think about the difficulties of adapting to and leading change, I think of something that happened over 20 years ago involving an old refrigerator.
It’s been another wild and dramatic week at the White House, as U.S. President Donald Trump showed us once again that he is a leader who does not take kindly to being challenged.
In one of my newsfeeds this week, I learned that October 23 was Information Overload Day around the world. I didn’t know that we had a day for one of the most common challenges that leaders and employees face around the world.
I’m a sucker for “top” lists. Top 100 movies of all time. Top Premier League strikers. Top vacation destinations. You name the list, and I’m likely to click and read who or what got the top ranking.
The “future of work” has become a bona fide global obsession. Every week, I get a flood of surveys, studies, commentaries and editorials all talking about the future of work and jobs, many with dire and even apocalyptic headlines. I’m sure you do as well.
“Things were even worse than I expected.” The admission came from a recent conversation I had with a new CEO at a financial services organization who was hired to transform her organization.