When all was said and done, last Sunday night at the 2017 Oscars, all that people will remember is the apology. An act of contrition was definitely required after PwC – the accounting firm that had helped tabulate votes and […]
I was recently present when the CEO of a mid-size technology company was addressing a group of high potential leaders in her company. “Your technical skills generally get you your first management or leadership role,” the CEO said. “But a […]
It was three years ago, March 31, 2014 to be exact, when a colleague and I sat in a downtown Toronto restaurant and watched the demise of a once great company unfold before our eyes. Across the street from where […]
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 […]