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 […]
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 […]
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.