I spend a lot of my time talking to employees around the world. No matter what country, continent or company, one topic generates the same anguish and frustration: having to work with mediocre leaders. As these people share their stories, […]
Michael Stuban’s last email to his bosses at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission was a real doozy. In his last on-the-job act before retiring, the 58-year-old middle manager fired off a scathingly critical email last fall that accused PA Turnpike of […]
Over the past year, I had the unique experience of travelling to more than 50 cities across three continents to talk with business leaders about my book, The Leadership Contract, and how they could be more accountable in their daily […]
I have been travelling the world talking to people about leadership accountability. After hundreds of conversations with leaders in a host of different countries, you would think that I’ve heard it all. Not so.
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 […]
We all know about the great brand Burberry – the iconic British maker of luxury trench coats, scarves, luggage, clothing and shoes. Well, this past summer an interesting leadership story played out at the company. One that all leaders need […]
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had three separate conversations with three different leaders from different companies and sectors. And yet, remarkably, the conversations centered on the same, exact problem: a degradation of the leadership in their organizations.
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 […]
This past Sunday March 13, I arrived in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for a three-day business trip. The focus was to meet with my Brazilian LHH colleagues and to speak to some of our customers about leadership accountability and the ideas […]
One of the highlights of my week comes on Sunday morning, when I get up and check my email inbox for a special treat. It’s Brain Pickings, a weekly newsletter founded by Maria Popov that offers cross-disciplinary collections of writings […]