The Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer   Choosing the right CEO is literally a ‘bet the company’ decision. The chief executive officer is the only employee hired by the board and the only one the board, can directly remove. However, the board cannot simply pick a CEO and...
A Good Apology Builds Trust

A Good Apology Builds Trust

A Good Apology Builds Trust Last Thursday, I packed up my laptop and headed to a routine physician appointment. Expecting to wait a few minutes, I came prepared to work on the manuscript for my next book. I settled in and began writing, so I overlooked the time. When...
Leadership Lessons From A Buddhist Monk

Leadership Lessons From A Buddhist Monk

Leadership Lessons From A Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hahn, a Zen Master, prolific writer, and teacher, died on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Known as Thay, meaning teacher, he originated the idea of “engaged Buddhism,” applying the principles of Buddhism to social issues...
Why Leaders Need Strategic Courage More Than Heroics

Why Leaders Need Strategic Courage More Than Heroics

Why Leaders Need Strategic Courage More Than Heroics Leaders often praise and reward heroic actions, the “dive in the dirt” moves that save the day. Sometimes speed and boldness win the day, but heroics can lure us into using ad-hoc interventions as a default instead...