The term ‘downward spiral’ seems to be all the rage. It’s understandable given what’s going on in the world these days. I did a quick search of the Web this past week and found numerous stories where downward spiral – […]
There are few business leaders who truly deserve the title of “innovator” more than Mickey Drexler. Drexler was considered a man ahead of his time when he was CEO of Gap Inc. back in the 1990s. He also spent time […]
Few of us become leaders thinking we’re going to fail. But at one point or another, everyone in a leadership role will suffer a setback. It’s how we react to those setbacks that define who we are as people and […]
“Accountability is as important as the concept of leadership. Those who are granted power must be held accountable.” These observations came from John W. Gardner – former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson – in his […]
This week, a long-time colleague of mine Dr. Ralph Shedletsky decided to leave LHH Knightsbridge. I first met Ralph in 2001 when I joined his firm as a senior consultant. At the time, I really didn’t know him that well; […]
Last year, I spoke at a conference in California. Also on the agenda was Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who was sharing some of his provocative ideas from his book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces […]
At the end of the day, innovation is the life blood of a company. But if you’re a senior executive, how do you cultivate true innovation? In my interactions with executives, this desire is often expressed in the following ways: […]
In my travels around the world, I have frequently seen a troubling dynamic among aspiring leaders, those who demand to get something before they give their all to a leadership role. To explain, let me give you two different scenarios.
It was big-time news earlier this month when Jeff Jones quit his post as president of ride-sharing app Uber. And not just because it was the latest story to emerge from a company besieged by a wrath of negative news.
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 […]