Boy, did Peter Drucker know what he was talking about. An Austrian-born consultant and educator, Drucker is considered the father of modern management philosophy and education. Although he died in 2005, his writings on the dynamics of business corporations and […]
If there is one resounding theme that has emerged in my work on leadership accountability over the past five years, it’s that we need leaders who have the courage to have a whole host of tough conversations. There have been […]
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 […]
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.
My life is dominated by two important priorities. The first is my family. My children and my spouse are my number one priority. The second priority is my role as a leader and my work with senior executives.
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 […]