Last month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. This has become a major news event each year as people both inside and outside Amazon wait to hear the latest musings from the leader of one of the […]
Thought leadership is something that has always been an important part of my professional life. I’ve invested a lot of time creating my own thought leadership through writing, speaking and research. I’ve also created and implemented thought leadership strategies in […]
Fake news—two words that have become very prominent in our daily lexicon over the past two years. US President Donald Trump has put a big spotlight on it every time he accuses anyone who criticizes him of disseminating fake news.
In 2007, Bill Gates gave a commencement speech at Harvard University in which he shared how his mother, Mary, and his wife, Melinda, had positively influenced his life’s work, in particular his charitable endeavors.
Everybody wanted to be a vice president. This was the dilemma facing a client being served by one of my colleagues in Zurich. My colleague’s client had a team of young managers, all of whom wanted to have the lofty title […]
One of the things I’ve come to learn about leadership is fairly simple: as humans we expect more from leaders; we expect them to live up to a higher standard of behavior. This is an idea that I’ve validated in […]
At the end of December of 2016, I took some time to reflect on the year. I had traveled to over 50 cities speaking to leaders about leadership accountability. It was one of the most dynamic years in my career […]