If there is one resounding theme that has emerged in my work on leadership accountability over the past five years, it’s that we need leaders who have the courage to have a whole host of tough conversations. There have been […]
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 […]
Last month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. This has become a major news event each year as people both inside and outside Amazon wait to hear the latest musings from the leader of one of the […]
Thought leadership is something that has always been an important part of my professional life. I’ve invested a lot of time creating my own thought leadership through writing, speaking and research. I’ve also created and implemented thought leadership strategies in […]
Fake news—two words that have become very prominent in our daily lexicon over the past two years. US President Donald Trump has put a big spotlight on it every time he accuses anyone who criticizes him of disseminating fake news.
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 […]