As the holidays approach us, I’ve already attended many events and get-togethers to celebrate the festive time. Some of these events have been with colleagues and clients, and others with family and friends. Many of the conversations focus on people’s plans for the holidays. When the discussion switches to work, I find many of us […]
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 may seem odd but whenever I think about the difficulties of adapting to and leading change, I think of something that happened over 20 years ago involving an old refrigerator.
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.
In one of my newsfeeds this week, I learned that October 23 was Information Overload Day around the world. I didn’t know that we had a day for one of the most common challenges that leaders and employees face around the world.
I’m a sucker for “top” lists. Top 100 movies of all time. Top Premier League strikers. Top vacation destinations. You name the list, and I’m likely to click and read who or what got the top ranking.
The “future of work” has become a bona fide global obsession. Every week, I get a flood of surveys, studies, commentaries and editorials all talking about the future of work and jobs, many with dire and even apocalyptic headlines. I’m sure you do as well.
Boy, did Peter Drucker know what he was talking about. An Austrian-born consultant and educator, Drucker is considered the father of modern management philosophy and education. Although he died in 2005, his writings on the dynamics of business corporations and leaders still resonate for me and for many leadership consultants around the world. Drucker was […]
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.