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 […]
Four days. Four countries. Six cities. This is how I spent this past week, travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany as part of the global launch of my book, The Leadership Contract. The highlights of the week were […]
Everyone knows that for leaders, organizational success is largely dependent on the talent you have. However, few people actually take the time to consider the relationship between the leaders recruiting that talent and the talent itself.
Politics and business make for strange bedfellows. Or so I thought. Several years ago, I was working with a company in the healthcare industry. It was lobbying government to pass legislation that would help them sell a particular drug in […]
I’ve searched the world over for solutions to the leadership accountability crisis that grips so many organizations. Recently, I came to an unusual but compelling conclusion. Maybe we all need to think of business leaders more like professional athletes.
I spent this past week in Brazil helping launch the Portuguese translation of my book, The Leadership Contract. Our local team did an amazing job of orchestrating a number of key events and it was a great experience to meet […]
We all know about the great brand Burberry – the iconic British maker of luxury trench coats, scarves, luggage, clothing and shoes. Well, this past summer an interesting leadership story played out at the company. One that all leaders need […]