Aug 28, 2015
The capacity to develop close and enduring relationships is one mark of empowering leaders. Unfortunately, many leaders of major companies believe their job is to create the strategy, organizational structure, and organizational processes. Then they delegate the work to be done, remaining aloof from the people doing the work.
Aug 24, 2015
Have you ever felt you were losing your way? Cut adrift on a raging sea? I know I have. In Discover Your True North, I describe five behaviors that can cause you to lose your way: Imposters, Rationalizers, Glory Seekers, Loners, and Shooting Stars.
Aug 20, 2015
Google's plan to reorganize into a holding company called Alphabet is as creative as the company itself. Like all publicly - held companies, Google faces dual challenges of sustaining its growth through innovation and meeting the expectations of its shareholders. The ever
Aug 18, 2015
On your leadership journey, should you take a ladder or a compass? The answer depends on whether you are trying to build a career or have a fulfilling life. As David Brooks writes in The Road to Character, "Are you pursuing resume values or eulogy values?" When I graduated from college, I had the naive notion that my leadership journey was a straight line to the top. Keep climbing the rungs of the ladder and eventually I would reach my destination. Was I ever wrong.
Aug 12, 2015
Trust is the essence of leadership – the coin of the realm. Unless people build trust with their colleagues, they cannot gain legitimacy to lead, nor can they empower others.
Aug 11, 2015
Are you all you want to be? Do you have a path to fulfilling your dreams? You can do so just by being yourself, and developing the gifts already inside you. Can you recall a time when you felt intensely alive? A moment when you could say with confidence, "This is the real me?" That is when you are in sync with your True North.
Aug 4, 2015
Many Baby Boomers look down on Millennials as over - protected, lazy, attention
Jul 28, 2015
From the moment you wake up, you're bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your attention is scattered. Given the realities of today's 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make thoughtful decisions? Mindfulness.
Jul 24, 2015
When 31 - year
Jul 23, 2015
Never accuse Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz of being afraid to take on tough issues. His latest effort is aimed at the issue of youth unemployment, which is stuck at 12 percent for people 16 to 24 years of age. This age category includes many young people who dropped out of school and have never been regularly employed. In many cases, they do not have the skills or training required for today's jobs, even with four million current jobs going unfilled. None of this fazed Schultz, as he organized Opportunity 100,000 to create 100,000 jobs for unemployed youth.