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 […]
The moment I bumped into Mike, it all came flooding back to me. A now-retired CEO of a large chemical company, Mike had been a client of mine back in the day. That’s not too riveting in and of itself. But it was how he came to be a client that made us both smile […]
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 […]
“Things were even worse than I expected.” The admission came from a recent conversation I had with a new CEO at a financial services organization who was hired to transform her organization.
It appears that Elon Musk is living proof that The Truman Show is more documentary than drama.