How To Stand Out When You Aren’t On Stage

How To Stand Out When You Aren’t On Stage

It is common and even popular to be cynical about business and what it takes to progress in one’s career.Far from what is depicted in Dilbert cartoons, I have the privilege of working with leaders and talented people who are driven by a desire for achievement. Of...
Don’t Blame Brené Brown For The Vulnerability Craze

Don’t Blame Brené Brown For The Vulnerability Craze

The word vulnerability is used and bandied about in a manner that assumes it is a universal good. It isn’t. When a leader is vulnerable in a way that is honest and appropriate, it is powerful and often constructive but, when vulnerability is not mediated by boundaries...
Invisible Rip Tides Sink Marriages and Mergers

Invisible Rip Tides Sink Marriages and Mergers

The business news is filled with stories of failed mergers or acquisitions. Recently, the dramatic loss of value of General Electric was blamed, in part, on a string of ill-advised acquisitions. Estimates of the rate of failure (failure to deliver the value described...
Resolutions Don’t Resolve Anything

Resolutions Don’t Resolve Anything

We are now just over a week into a new year and, already, many have found their resolve waning. No matter what the resolutions, it takes little time for the barriers that we thought were speed bumps to loom large and cast a shadow that creates doubt. That said, most...