Tag: leadership

Great leaders bring stability

Many business leaders face extreme challenges during their career, but the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted waters for all. Most offices and stores are closed across...

Holding it together while working apart

“You need to make Andrew do his job!” My client, let’s call her Robin, received this text from her sales manager during their virtual leadership...

The psychology behind unethical behavior

The group tries to move on but is once again interrupted by the CEO. “Am I the only one annoyed by the view? Why...

Be not afraid… of data

Consider three examples. The first involves Billy Beane, front office executive for the Oakland Athletics and the subject of Michael Lewis’s book Moneyball, who...

Innovative. Agile. Collaborative. Bold.

What’s equally striking is how difficult organizations are finding it to embed these qualities and behaviors in their people. That’s because the primary obstacle...

The invisible boss

My friend was giving it his all, but he needed more support and better feedback than he received. He wanted a leader who would...

How to push employees without stressing them out

First, let me explain why I was skeptical. I do sometimes feel enormous pressure, generally about our firm’s investment performance. Do I really feel...

The light of civility

Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, though, it benefits everyone around you. In a study of nearly 20,000 employees around the world, I found...

Lincoln leadership lessons

Here’s what Honest Abe did, why it works and how it can make you a better leader. Get out of the office and circulate among...

Pat, the story

Secretly, she hoped for a management contract resulting from the previous pitches she made while regional VP at Legacy Partners. Instead, she was taken...

If you’re going to change your culture, do it quickly

Few organizations explicitly use culture as a way to drive business performance, or even believe it could make sense to do so. The logic...

Mindfulness as a business skill

That's right, consider mindfulness, usually associated with meditation and yoga, as a money-making business skill. Mindfulness is already known to be a rich concept. In...

How to lead when you’re not in charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development,...

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