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.
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 […]
It’s February 2nd, one of the most important days in the winter calendar across North America. That’s because it’s Groundhog Day – the day when we allow a shaggy rodent to help us figure out whether winter is coming to […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the longevity of companies. The reason is pretty simple: this year Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) turns fifty years old. It’s a remarkable feat for any company, particularly in a day and age where […]