Don’t Treat your Company Like a Museum

Don’t Treat your Company Like a Museum

In a podcast interview with Reed Hoffman, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix made the insightful comment that in regards to culture success is less about preserving than it is about improving.  Too many leaders worry about preserving culture as if it is some sort of museum...
Discerning Organizational Disconnects

Discerning Organizational Disconnects

We are surrounded by disconnects – gaps that keep things from being as good as they could be. In news coverage today there is a disconnect between journalism based on investigation and journalism based on ideology.  In public discourse there is a disconnect between...
How to Not Lose Money with your Employees from Day One

How to Not Lose Money with your Employees from Day One

Even excellent people cannot be excellent if the right conditions are not met.  Imagine recruiting a top basketball player and then not turning on the court lights.  “Sink or swim” may be good for Spartans, but it is an expensive and time-consuming philosophy for...
Don’t be a Bully

Don’t be a Bully

Why can we be so mean to ourselves? If we heard someone talking to one of our friends the way we sometimes talk to ourselves, the gloves would be coming off. But somehow when the bully is ourselves, it seems OK. If being a high performer is part of your game plan,...
Multiply your Global Leadership Impact

Multiply your Global Leadership Impact

The article also appeared in the September 2015 edition of Inbusiness Magazine and can be accessed HERE. _________________ Many leaders of organizations with global aspirations have a wealth of global business experience. This experience serves them well in guiding...
Take me Seriously

Take me Seriously

Being taken seriously by direct reports, peers and upper management is a key component of leadership success. The issue is often addressed as “executive presence.” Think of some examples of leaders you would describe as having a big dose of leadership presence. The...