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.
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.
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 […]
In my travels as a leadership adviser, I meet a lot of leaders who claim to have the “recipe” or “formula” for business success. However, few have been able to express it with as much passion and focus as Alain […]
Last week I attend an industry conference where I got to spend some time with John Kotter, from Harvard Business School. It was an honor to work with him. I’ve long admired his ideas about leading change. During the session […]
We all know that when you want to get someone’s attention in a text or email, YOU USE ALL-CAPS. It’s a way of showing the recipient of your communication that you’re mad – really mad. And that’s just what Restoration […]
This past Sunday March 13, I arrived in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for a three-day business trip. The focus was to meet with my Brazilian LHH colleagues and to speak to some of our customers about leadership accountability and the ideas […]
Early in my career, I had the advantage of being part of a business-networking group with some older, very experienced business leaders who were able to share with me the secrets of their success. After one event with this group, […]
Last week my wife and I met with our financial advisor. His message was pretty blunt: the markets are volatile. He went on to explain that this was the result of low oil prices, economic conditions in China and the […]