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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
170 years. That’s how long the World Economic Forum estimates it will take to realize true diversity in the workplace. What?! That’s not good enough. So as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it’s clear to me that as leaders we have a lot of work to do. But what is slowing us down? Every […]
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 […]
I was just about to leave Milan, and I couldn’t get my mind off one particular question. I had just attended and spoke at the Future.Series (FU.SE) conference, an event sponsored by the Adecco Group, Microsoft and the Boston Consulting Group that brought together a broad array of business, government and policy leaders to help […]
“Good players can’t overcome bad coaching.” It’s one of my favorite adages about leadership which I heard once again this week from Bill Belichick, the legendary Head Coach of the once again Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots. After Sunday’s big win, Belichick was interviewed by ESPN. A panel of football experts followed up […]
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’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.