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.
Last week I was in Houston on a business trip. My colleague Alex and I were there to work with the top 100 leaders of a Fortune 500 company. We stayed at a Hilton Hotel in the downtown area. I hadn’t been to this particular hotel before and it was absolutely beautiful. As I entered […]
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 […]
Earlier this month in Quartz, Aisha Hassan wrote a fascinating piece on ongoing problem in fraternities in many colleges and universities. Hazing deaths, sexual assault, rampant racism and homophobia are just a few of the serious problems experienced in many fraternities. In February of this year, the New York Times ran an article about three […]
About four years I jumped on a call with a colleague who was new to our company. He was based in Europe. We were having our first discussion about a proposal we were going to start working on. That call led to several others. More and more people joined this team. The opportunity was global, […]
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 […]
Of all the places I visit in my work, Brazil has easily become my greatest source of great leadership stories. This past Sunday I arrived in Sao Paolo for my fifth trip to Brazil in just three years. My past visits have coincided with incredible leadership stories. There were the massive protests of March 2016, […]
For the past 15 years, I’ve been writing and talking a lot about the importance of building a strong community of leaders in our organizations. I have been fortunate to have been part of a community of leaders a couple of times in my career. There is no greater feeling than sharing values, aspirations and […]
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 […]