It’s that time of year again when famous leaders get a few minutes to talk directly to future leaders. I’m talking of course about the commencement or graduation address. Post-secondary institutions all over the world invite famous politicians, artists, titans […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Politics and business make for strange bedfellows. Or so I thought. Several years ago, I was working with a company in the healthcare industry. It was lobbying government to pass legislation that would help them sell a particular drug in […]
It came as no surprise when, just last week, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to require all publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio between executive pay and the median pay of employees.
This is a story you just don’t hear every day. On June 15, Evernote CEO Phil Libin revealed he was stepping down and his company was looking for a new leader. I’m a big fan of Evernote, so this story […]
When Ian Kinsler, all-star second baseman for the Texas Rangers, was traded to the Detroit Tigers this past off-season, he let it be known right away that he was ready to be a leader with his new team.