When I first started working in the leadership industry, the great expectations of leadership only fell to the senior executives of a company. These leaders were under pressure to think strategically, steer organizational change, and execute all aspects of the […]
It looked really bad. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and just before I was to board a London flight, I got a glimpse of the half-time score: the surprising Atlanta Falcons were winning 21-3 over the mighty New England Patriots.
Everyone knows that for leaders, organizational success is largely dependent on the talent you have. However, few people actually take the time to consider the relationship between the leaders recruiting that talent and the talent itself.
I’ve searched the world over for solutions to the leadership accountability crisis that grips so many organizations. Recently, I came to an unusual but compelling conclusion. Maybe we all need to think of business leaders more like professional athletes.
I spent this past week in Brazil helping launch the Portuguese translation of my book, The Leadership Contract. Our local team did an amazing job of orchestrating a number of key events and it was a great experience to meet […]
In my travels as a leadership adviser, I meet a lot of leaders who claim to have the “recipe” or “formula” for business success. However, few have been able to express it with as much passion and focus as Alain […]
Last week I attend an industry conference where I got to spend some time with John Kotter, from Harvard Business School. It was an honor to work with him. I’ve long admired his ideas about leading change. During the session […]
We all know that when you want to get someone’s attention in a text or email, YOU USE ALL-CAPS. It’s a way of showing the recipient of your communication that you’re mad – really mad. And that’s just what Restoration […]