When I first started working in the leadership industry, the great expectations of leadership only fell to the senior executives of a company. These leaders were under pressure to think strategically, steer organizational change, and execute all aspects of the […]
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 […]
In my book, The Leadership Contract, I position that there is no easy path to being a truly accountable leader. Almost everything a leader is asked to do involves considerable hard work: delivering consistent financial results, attaining high team performance, […]
There was a time not so long ago when CEOs were all-powerful. They could count on the complete and unwavering support of the board no matter what the situation. And they could count on having a long tenure with the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]