If there is one resounding theme that has emerged in my work on leadership accountability over the past five years, it’s that we need leaders who have the courage to have a whole host of tough conversations. There have been so many great books written about the topic.
This is the time of year when many kids go back to school. I remember those days myself. I remember coming into class in elementary school, the teacher welcoming everyone and handing out a blank sheet of paper. Then he or she would ask us to write a few paragraphs on what we did that […]
Like so many around the world, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the tragic deaths of iconic fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and world traveler extraordinaire, Anthony Bourdain. Their stories once again put a spotlight on the mental health struggles that many people face.
My team and I have worked with a lot of organizations over the years. They often call us in when they are at critical inflection points. This means the company must figure out how to get change right.
Imagine you are walking into an office building for an important meeting. You’re carrying a cup of coffee and as you pass through the building’s security system, you spill it all over the floor. There are gasps and shrieks. Everyone is looking at you.
I’ve always believed that successful companies are built on the backs of extraordinary people. It’s also something I’ve learned as an entrepreneur and business leader.
It’s that time of year again when famous leaders get a few minutes to talk directly to future leaders. I’m talking of course about the commencement or graduation address. Post-secondary institutions all over the world invite famous politicians, artists, titans of commerce, professional athletes and philanthropists to address a graduating class and pass on a […]
On a recent trip to Brazil, I was reminded of just how important it is for good leaders to act, and act urgently, when they see a problem that needs to be fixed.
Last month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. This has become a major news event each year as people both inside and outside Amazon wait to hear the latest musings from the leader of one of the world’s most successful companies.