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 […]
Everyone knows that for leaders, organizational success is largely dependent on the talent you have. However, few people actually take the time to consider the relationship between the leaders recruiting that talent and the talent itself.
As leaders, we rarely see ourselves as others see us. And that’s too bad, because the impression we create with others matters. Leaders are judged constantly and if we can’t communicate effectively or project a strong presence, our leadership is […]
Most leaders know there are times in their work lives when they have to show up in person. There may be an important meeting or a key event that requires your presence. This isn’t because others can’t handle the situation; […]
Most leaders accept that their performance is always under the microscope, particularly those in the executive and C-Suite ranks. And more so than ever, it seems that everyone feels they have the right to call out your performance. Whether it’s […]
Ron Shaich was already an unqualified success when, in 1998, he saw an opportunity that not too many other leaders would have seen. Back then, Shaich was the co-founder of Au Bon Pain, a large chain of café bakeries. A […]
Not too long ago, my team and I were working with an organization’s top 50 leaders when we were struck by a fairly stark realization. All of these leaders were working and living in their own little worlds, completely cut […]
Kyle prides himself on being a great technology leader. He is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a mid-size financial services organization and a key member of the company’s executive committee. However, during his most recent qualitative 360 review, Kyle […]