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Does your company have a frat house culture?

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 […]

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Are You Letting Workplace Drama Get in The Way of Your Ability to Lead?

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 […]

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Are you a community builder?

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 […]

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Are you the leader that everyone is yearning for?

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 […]

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What world are you creating at your company?

A few years back, I worked with a technology company. The founder and CEO, Jim, was a brilliant guy. He designed software for the financial services industry and he was very successful. Customers came knocking on his door and his company grew quickly. As a leader, however, he was a little rough around the edges. […]

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Are you too internally focused?

It was a typical pre-interview with a CEO of a company my team and I were working with. We were trying to get a handle on her company’s business context and strategy. She was two years into a major transformation. I typically begin these discussions with an outside-in approach. I first explore the external forces […]

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