• Five Attributes All Winning Teams Share
    Entrepreneur - Jul 8
    There is no "I" in team. Such maxims may seem trite, but the importance of teamwork is far from overstated. Recognizing the value of teamwork is far easier than creating a successful one though. So what are the... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Six Habits Of Effective Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Entrepreneur - May 25
    Everyone knows that you can’t grow a business without a team. Yet too often entrepreneurs and small business owners focus their attention on everything except how they are leading their teams. Entrepreneurs forget that not... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Act Like A Leader: Help Others Succeed. Build...
    Entrepreneur - Apr 6
    Year after year, U.S. organizations spend billions of dollars on the development of high-potential professionals to shore up their leadership pipelines and succession plans. Not everyone with an eye toward upper management... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Four Signs You’re A Great Founder But A Crappy...
    Fast Company - Feb 8
    It goes without saying that founders and CEOs both shoulder a lot of responsibility. And in many cases, the two roles are handled by the same person, especially in a startup's early years. As companies grow, it's pretty... Read »
    1 year ago
  • The Easy Way For New CEOs To Boost Their Share Price
    Forbes - Jan 7
    When it comes to hiring a new chief executive, evidence suggests that we tend to do so far more from within the ranks than from external sources.  Indeed, one study put this figure as high as 80% over a 60 year... Read »
    2 years ago
  • What You Can Learn From These 4 Reasons For Failure
    Entrepreneur - Dec 23
    I hear a lot of casual references to failure these days. The entrepreneurial crowd in particular seems to have a cavalier attitude toward it. But if you brush it off like it’s no big deal, it will consume you, leaving... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Four Steps Toward A Greater Understanding Of Social...
    Forbes - Nov 18
    However, it is increasingly obvious that it is not enough just to have a social conscience and decide to take a business-led approach to dealing with it. Many of today’s problems – whether in the developing world or in... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Why Great Leaders See More And Exclude Less
    CEO.com - Oct 23
    The central dilemma of a modern leader is to balance apparently conflicting virtues and beliefs without choosing sides between them. Decisiveness, for example, is widely and rightly perceived as crucial to effective... Read »
    2 years ago
  • America Needs Talent(ed Leaders)
    Forbes - Sep 9
    The summer is over, thank goodness. Although this may be heresy to beachgoers and people like me who enjoy the opportunity to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it has become gospel for political panjandrums. At... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Being A Leader Of The Future
    Great Leaders Serve - Jun 18
    Leaders are responsible for seeing the unseen – it’s at the core of our job description – vision. I believe this is the most critical of all our responsibilities. Yes, I understand leadership is more than vision.... Read »
    2 years ago
  • People Remember What You Say When You Paint A Picture
    HBR - Jun 16
    When leaders communicate a vision of their organization’s future, they tend to emphasize ideals and ideology — the importance of “success,” “stewardship,” or “sustainability.”  Leaders are likely to... Read »
    2 years ago
  • A Diverse Workforce Calls For Leadership Vision
    Forbes - May 4
    I’m on a stop over at London’s Heathrow, soon to be in Cork, Ireland, where I’m at the IT@Cork European Technology Summit, taking part in an interactive conference and a panel on gender diversity’s impact on... Read »
    2 years ago
  • How New Leaders Can Keep Their Nerve And Avoid...
    Forbes - Mar 20
    Countless books and articles have been written about what might be termed “the grander aspects” of leadership – the need to have a vision, the ability to decide on and execute a strategy, the importance of... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Daily Dose Of Vision
    Great Leaders Serve - Feb 25
    Vision leaks. This is one of many leadership lessons Bill Hybels has taught me over the years. Tragically, many leaders miss this elemental truth. I guess the mistake is explainable, but not excusable. The logic goes... Read »
    2 years ago
  • To Generate Successful Strategic Improvements, Start...
    Chief Executive - Jan 16
    I’ve seen many improvement efforts conduct a value stream map to review the current processes. Then comes a defensive discussion of people having to justify why they’ve been doing what they’re doing for years—and why... Read »
    3 years ago