This past year has been another year of fascinating experiences with clients, business leaders and colleagues from around the world. What better way to finish it off than one last grand trip—this time to the United Kingdom.
It was time for Jonathan, the former COO of a large retailer, to reflect on what went wrong. Jonathan had been brought in to lead a broad transformation initiative. Change was the order of the day, largely because of an […]
As many of you know, I am a big fan of regular self-assessment. In my last blog post, I asked readers to perform a mid-year gut check review of their leadership accomplishments. I find that the six-month marker in the […]
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 […]
Last week I attend an industry conference where I got to spend some time with John Kotter, from Harvard Business School. It was an honor to work with him. I’ve long admired his ideas about leading change. During the session […]
A couple of weekends ago, my wife Liz and I attend a fundraiser event for a cultural group that some close friends belonged to. It was a comedy night and an event we’ve been going to for years. The room […]