Do You Need a Culture Overhaul?

The past two weeks have provided dozens, if not hundreds of examples of the power of repetition. Even more powerful than repetition is multiplied repetition. The expression that something is “going viral” is an apt description of what happens when a larger and larger...

Whose Legacy Is It?

Most chief executives do not come to the role rapidly. They work their way to the job through a series of roles with increasing responsibility, expanding their networks, knowledge and influence. They aren’t usually in a hurry to move out of the role and too much...

Are You Listening?

Recently, someone asked me about listening – how to do it well and how to use it as a tool for organizational change. It’s a good question. Most advice on listening relies on methods or techniques. These methods quickly supplant the goal and are often used with...

Are You Killing Employee Enthusiasm?

A client asked me today how to protect the enthusiasm in his people. His firm has a ton of it and he has the good sense to recognize its value. The question is apt. How do leaders protect, nurture and keep the energy, passion, and interest of people alive at work?...

The Reason Leaders Get Stuck

Last week, I was in Sydney, Australia, where I conducted a workshop for some very successful and smart people. It was energizing and challenging to work with them, precisely because they are so capable.  Here’s what I learned from them: Synthesis of what we already...