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: […]
This week, my colleagues and I launched another Leadership Contract™ initiative with a European client that is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the industrial and automotive sectors. The company is more than 100 years old. The Managing Director […]
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.
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 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 […]
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.