This is the time of year when many kids go back to school. I remember those days myself. I remember coming into class in elementary school, the teacher welcoming everyone and handing out a blank sheet of paper. Then he […]
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 […]
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.
This past year has been another year of fascinating experiences with clients, business leaders and colleagues from around the world. What better way to finish it off than one last grand trip—this time to the United Kingdom.
In my travels around the world, I have frequently seen a troubling dynamic among aspiring leaders, those who demand to get something before they give their all to a leadership role. To explain, let me give you two different scenarios.
It was only a paper cup, but it apparently spoke volumes about character and leadership. The scene was the fourth quarter of a recent NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. With just a couple of minutes […]
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 […]
I seem to be spending more time these days chatting with my clients about their frontline leaders. This once ignored population of leaders is getting renewed attention from businesses of all shapes and sizes. The reason is simple – frontline […]