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 […]
If there is anything that I’ve learned in my own career, it is that organizations cannot succeed without adhering to one fundamental principle – we can only achieve high performance when employees and leaders commit to being their best, in […]
It’s safe to say that hardly anyone saw this coming. A few weeks ago, data guru Josh Bersin posted on LinkedIn some interesting labour market statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The data showed that the […]
I write and speak a lot about leadership being hard work. Many leaders don’t appreciate this until the day they face a really tough situation and realize there is no easy way out. Case in point: I had a conversation […]
A while back I was having a heart-to-heart chat with a client, a mid-level leader who was really struggling with his boss, a high-ranking executive. When I say struggling, I don’t mean typical conflicts that can arise between employees and […]
It’s hard to go anywhere in the broader community of leaders these days without hearing someone cite an insightful quote from Indra Nooyi, the dynamic CEO of Pepsi Co. And with good reason. Nooyi is direct, sincere and, quite […]
I was recently asked by a large organization to meet with their top 80 leaders. My task was to lead them in a pointed discussion about the kind of leadership their organization needed to build for the future.
If you are familiar with my blogs you know I write and speak a lot about leadership accountability. It’s a core theme of my book The Leadership Contract. And it is a key topic of conversation with every senior leader […]