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 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 […]
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 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 […]
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had three separate conversations with three different leaders from different companies and sectors. And yet, remarkably, the conversations centered on the same, exact problem: a degradation of the leadership in their organizations.
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 […]
This past week, while attending a global conference hosted at Disney World in Orlando, I got a glimpse into a large, complex organization that many people don’t see. The first day I arrived, I saw that Disney was holding casting […]
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 […]