It looked really bad. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and just before I was to board a London flight, I got a glimpse of the half-time score: the surprising Atlanta Falcons were winning 21-3 over the mighty New England Patriots.
Courage is emerging as one of the most important expectations that truly accountable leaders must live up to. Unfortunately, based on the discussions I have with my clients it seems that true leadership courage is hard to find.
Michael Stuban’s last email to his bosses at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission was a real doozy. In his last on-the-job act before retiring, the 58-year-old middle manager fired off a scathingly critical email last fall that accused PA Turnpike of […]
In January of 1990, I started my own consulting business; I left a stable and secure job with a large public sector organization to begin the life of an entrepreneur. I was so full of optimism and excitement that I […]
Over the past year, I had the unique experience of travelling to more than 50 cities across three continents to talk with business leaders about my book, The Leadership Contract, and how they could be more accountable in their daily […]
During a recent session I led with 30 senior CHROs, one person related a story about the CEO of a large financial institution who convened a meeting to review the results of a major strategic initiative. A team of his […]
One of the great things about my role is that I get to travel and speak with leaders all over the world. It’s in those conversations that I really learn what leaders struggle with day to day. A while back, […]
It was only a paper cup, but it apparently spoke volumes about character and leadership. The scene was the fourth quarter of a recent NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. With just a couple of minutes […]
It’s a fascinating time to be in the leadership development industry. I’ve spent most of my career helping leaders find their way. There have been lots of challenges. Even so, I’ve never seen as much disruption as I’m seeing today.