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.
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.
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, […]
I once worked for a manager who constantly blurred the lines between her personal and the professional relationships with the people she was leading. She was extremely people-oriented and got fairly close to the people on her team. She saw […]
Four days. Four countries. Six cities. This is how I spent this past week, travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany as part of the global launch of my book, The Leadership Contract. The highlights of the week were […]
We all know about the great brand Burberry – the iconic British maker of luxury trench coats, scarves, luggage, clothing and shoes. Well, this past summer an interesting leadership story played out at the company. One that all leaders need […]
Few stories in the world this year have done a better job shining a spotlight on leadership more than the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. After a bitter, divisive and at times violent referendum campaign, the British voted narrowly […]
We all know that when you want to get someone’s attention in a text or email, YOU USE ALL-CAPS. It’s a way of showing the recipient of your communication that you’re mad – really mad. And that’s just what Restoration […]