Wasn’t the Industrial Age supposed to be over in the 1970s? Oh, it was? Then why are so many companies still following the Industrial Age script? In a word: habit. Comfort, even. Let’s face it; we humans don’t just change on a whim, merely because we feel like it. Most of us… well, we stick with […]
We’ve talked before on this blog about the need to be a customer-focused CEO. But since CEOs are often the major decision-maker within an organization, it’s important to understand the decision-making styles of customer-focused CEOs. Because the C-Suite as a whole tends to make dozens (if not hundreds) of decisions in a given week, having […]
Has your confidence in your ability to effectively use your expertise and skill to deliver key results been your path to success? For many of us, our expertise has leveraged us into leadership positions. It’s opened doors and created credibility. But the same skills that got us here are not the same skills that will […]
A cornerstone of resiliency rests in the ability to be adaptable, to respond in multiple ways to any given circumstance. Alas, easy to say harder to do because of routine. Consider the fate of Howard Johnson’s restaurants. At one point in time, the orange tile roof eatery could be found across all major highways and […]
2016 is the tenth anniversary of Bill Jensen’s seminal fourth book, What Is Your Life’s Work?, composed of legacy letters — letters from leaders and managers to their loved ones. Each letter describes a life’s work legacy they wish to leave behind. Each letter is published and attributed as it was ten years ago, with […]
The CEO of FlexJobs weighs in.
We delivered one of our “hybrid keynotes and musical experiences” at the climax of an MBA-level Leadership Executive Education residential at Henley Business School in UK recently. Having done an MBA, taught MBA students and delivered MBA Alumni events over 18 years, I’ve encountered more than my fair share of MBA Leadership alumni. A certain […]
There is a lot of talk of entrepreneur culture and disruption these days. Examples abound — Uber to Snapchat to WhatsApp. And in the wealth management industry, firms like Wealthfront and Betterment are making headlines as “Roboadvisors.” But while some people will rush out and start their own company, most will still work a “real” […]
Simon Sinek, with a little twist.
61 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs have NO (yes, NONE) social presence at all. What has happened to the idea of the ‘social CEO?’