Leading In Extreme Circumstances

Leading In Extreme Circumstances

Leading In Extreme Circumstances The collective concern felt by people everywhere is palpable. My clients, senior leaders in both board and executive roles, are asking for advice. Of course, my advice depends upon their particular situation and most clients have...
What We Ought To Learn From Jack Welch

What We Ought To Learn From Jack Welch

What We Ought To Learn From Jack Welch Much has been written about Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric who passed away this week. I admired him for knowing that, as a leader, he was also a teacher. Wise teachers caution their students against idolizing...
What Terry Gross Knows About Learning

What Terry Gross Knows About Learning

What Terry Gross Knows About Learning Terry Gross, host of the fabulous radio show Fresh Air, on National Public Radio, makes her interviews sound like conversations. Lest you think this means her show misses critical points with her guests, rest assured it does not....
The Charisma Proxy

The Charisma Proxy

The Charisma Proxy Sometimes a leader is so magnetic and compelling that people can get caught up in their energy, story, and mindset. Even smart, experienced leaders can make mistakes and sometimes they admit it, as the BBC reported Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank,...
When Trial and Error Is Foolish

When Trial and Error Is Foolish

When Trial and Error Is Foolish If you watch people put together a new object like an IKEA bookcase or a Lego® set, you notice how and when people use the instructions, if at all. I really dislike instructions and manuals, taking pride (too much, I admit) in the trial...