General leadership

Organizing for success: Leadership Structure 2.0 - Despite the tens of thousands of books on the subject, the concept and practice of leadership remain mysterious and often illusive. Early in human history one could be the tallest,...
Why innovation is hard…how to make it easier - If you don’t change, you die…so the maxim goes. Then why is it so difficult for organizations to implement innovation in organizations? Part of the explanation lies in the fact...
Getting Unstuck: An international perspective. How peace today can make us unsafe tomorrow - In my latest book, Getting Unstuck: Using Leadership Paradox to Execute with Confidence, I demonstrate that paradoxes are found in all facets of life. Understanding how to manage them...
Time: Fighting the forces of gravity - Our shared experience Almost every organization on the planet faces one common issue…how to maximize time. Both leaders and the employees they serve feel the demands far outstrip...
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE AT WORK - The biggest issue I see amongst the coachees I see in my practice: How to get out of the survival trap. The challenge: How to take on the more important work, leave the lessor work...
WHAT ORGANIZATIONS VALUE IN LEADERS - Background I recently came across an article from Chief Executive Officer Magazine describing the most important characteristics for leaders to possess based on a 2008 survey conducted...
Improving quality of work life: Getting off the carousel - Why is it that we are working harder and feeling we are accomplishing less? Why is it possible to communicate instantaneously using multiple media with anyone in the world, and yet...
What to do about those damn organization silos: Part 1 - Are organization silos impacting your life? Are they limiting the ability of your organization to perform? Do frustrations with other departments keep you up at night? If so, then you...
Why Leaders Can’t Find the Most Valuable Information: Part II. - Some people climb mountains for giggles. Others write books. Actually climbing a mountain may take less time and energy. First there is finding the thought and the time. Then there...
Sweat the small stuff: What really sank the Titanic? - Last week I went to see the Titanic exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. What a treat. To see the artifacts in such wonderful condition after so many years at the bottom of the...
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