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How strong is your leadership presence right now?

The global pandemic hasn’t just upended our world, but we have all been thrust into virtual communications in a make-or-break way that raises a question most of us haven’t had to think hard about before: How do we project our leadership presence through virtual means when many employees have become remote workers? It’s been one of […]

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Have you conducted your mid-year leadership gut check review?

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 […]

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Do you have a strong community of leaders to lead you through this crisis?

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 […]

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Is this the decade when we will eradicate toxic masculinity?

As I read the breaking news about Harvey Weinstein’s conviction, I wondered to myself: Is this the tipping point? Is this the decade where we finally eradicate toxic masculinity from our organizations? In perhaps the single greatest moment of progress in the #MeToo movement, Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s wealthiest and most powerful men, was recently […]

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What is the most crucial leadership decision you need to make in 2020?

In January of 1990, I started my first business as a budding entrepreneur. I provided career advisory services to private clients, many of whom were senior managers in their organizations. The reason my clients came to me was that they were at a personal inflection point–they were dissatisfied with their current role or organization and […]

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