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 […]
It was three years ago, March 31, 2014 to be exact, when a colleague and I sat in a downtown Toronto restaurant and watched the demise of a once great company unfold before our eyes. Across the street from where […]
Courage is emerging as one of the most important expectations that truly accountable leaders must live up to. Unfortunately, based on the discussions I have with my clients it seems that true leadership courage is hard to find.
Michael Stuban’s last email to his bosses at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission was a real doozy. In his last on-the-job act before retiring, the 58-year-old middle manager fired off a scathingly critical email last fall that accused PA Turnpike of […]
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’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.