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.
Astonishing. There doesn’t seem to be any other word to describe Donald Trump’s historic win in last night’s presidential election. He wasn’t supposed to win. Not according to the political pundits, pollsters and forecasters. With all their research and big […]
I have been travelling the world talking to people about leadership accountability. After hundreds of conversations with leaders in a host of different countries, you would think that I’ve heard it all. Not so.
I once worked for a manager who constantly blurred the lines between her personal and the professional relationships with the people she was leading. She was extremely people-oriented and got fairly close to the people on her team. She saw […]
I recently talked with a CEO about the emerging expectations that the Board had for her. She has spent the bulk of her energy over the past two years leading a very successful merger. Now with this critical work mostly […]