Leading At A Distance

This is a guest post from Kevin Eikenberry, co-author of The Long Distance Leader.  Organizations around the world are trying to come to grips with the way we work today. How does work get done effectively when people aren’t in the same place at the same time?...

Emotion – The Invisible Decision Trap

When most people picture the executive suite they imagine the elegance of mahogany wainscoting, rarified air and extreme rationality. Well, abandon those thoughts. No one, not even the well-heeled executive, is immune to decision traps. Why is that? The traps are made...

Is Your Need for Control Deadly?

Last night, I watched a sad outcome on Shark Tank. Two smart, hard-working fellows came on and pitched their product idea. The story was good, they were convincing and the product makes sense. It’s their “baby” and that is the good news and the bad....

Intelligent Intervention Needs No Blueprint

Major strategic shifts, mergers, acquisitions, top leader changes are all risky but avoiding risk is a sure road to ruin. Staring at spreadsheets while market share erodes, is not what leaders are paid to do. Great leaders are decisive. They don’t wait for their feet...