Sep 15, 2015
Just when we thought we were past the corporate scandals of the past decade, two new crises have emerged at large global companies –Toshiba and United Airlines. Last week, Toshiba announced an "accounting adjustment" of $1.9 billion, more than four times the original estimate in April when the problems initially surfaced.
Sep 9, 2015
If baby boomers are the “Me” generation, then millennials are fast emerging as the “We” generation. With a focus on service, global leadership, diversity, and emotional intelligence, they are taking on leadership roles faster than any cohort since the Greatest Generation.
Sep 8, 2015
In 2007, Arianna Huffington's career was on a rapid upward trajectory. After building the Huffington Post as the leading online global newspaper, Time chose her as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People. Then she had a wake - up call.
Sep 1, 2015
In recent years, a new reality is emerging that empowers individuals to look at their crucibles and difficult experiences as growth opportunities -
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.