Ethics is the Heart of Leadership

Ethics is the Heart of Leadership

Ethics is the heart of leadership, which is the title of one of my favorite books on both leadership and ethics.[i] The author, Joanne Ciulla, unites ethics and leadership in one topic because each is a part of the other. First, Ciulla defines leadership as a moral...
Chiune Sugihara – How Ethics Shapes Leadership

Chiune Sugihara – How Ethics Shapes Leadership

If you were the Japanese Consul in Lithuania during WWII and your government instructed you that you could not issue transit visas to Jews to leave Europe, what would you do? This is the story of Chiune Sugihara, and it illustrates the real-world ethical issues...
George Raveling – An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

George Raveling – An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

A frenzied crowd, a bad call, an intense game – a packed university arena quickly going out of control. Plastic cups, paper sacks crumpled into balls, just about anything that could be thrown by a fan zoomed onto the court. George Raveling, the Washington State Coach,...
Self-Healing Teams

Self-Healing Teams

Self-Healing Teams and Leading with Authentic Concern Great teams move fast, handle vagueness and uncertainty without getting ruffled, and instinctively produce high value business results. Members of those types of teams are happier, more engaged, and enjoy their...
Trust Ownership Model

Trust Ownership Model

Let’s start with the idea that the primary role of a leader is to create a culture. And, not just any culture but a culture where people love to be (rather than have to be). What are the characteristics is such a culture? And, on what should a leader focus to create...
Making the Team

Making the Team

Many years ago I had a young athlete and her parents come to my office. The question on their mind was, “What does a player need to do to make the varsity team?” At that time I was the head varsity girls basketball coach for Dayton High School in Oregon. I did my best...
The Art of Leveraging Mentoring to Grow Your Leadership

The Art of Leveraging Mentoring to Grow Your Leadership

The Art of Leveraging a Mentor to Grow Your Leadership Growing Your Career Growing a career is not a chance event. If you are leaving your future career opportunities up to others, then you are making a mistake. You MUST take charge of your own career and chart your...
12 Keys to Building a Leadership University

12 Keys to Building a Leadership University

Build Leadership From Within 12 Key Points to Building an Internal Leadership University Companies hoping to retain millennial talent and build future leaders favor an internal leadership university concept. A client asked about the ‘gotchas’ involved in...
Career Advice From a Successful CEO

Career Advice From a Successful CEO

Career Advice From a Successful CEO I have a pretty cool job. I get to interview people with amazing careers, including CEOs and other top leaders from great companies. I’m pretty picky who I interview, so all of the experiences are amazing. The most recent...
Ethics Skeptics

Ethics Skeptics

ARE LEADERS ETHICAL? I teach an ethics and social responsibility course at a University. I poll my students on various topics. The other day I ran this simple poll on 40 students: “Most leaders I know are ethical.” The majority of students gave a mixed...
Be Pleasant – A Good Leadership Idea

Be Pleasant – A Good Leadership Idea

“In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” Elwood P. Dowd One of my favorite movies and plays is “Harvey”. One of my favorite quotes (above) is something all leaders ought to...
Collaborative Iteration Outperforms Performance Management

Collaborative Iteration Outperforms Performance Management

I wrote this article for the Loop2U blog. Great blog, you should read it. Reposting the article here. Stop Insulting Me Modern performance review processes are insulting. They come from a manager’s authoritative perspective and attempt to document how a lower ranking...
Emerging Leader Essentials

Emerging Leader Essentials

Emerging Leader Essentials - Mastering the Fundamentals MBA2U - Supporting Your Internal Leadership University   Immediate Impact Critical Lessons Emerging Leaders   Leadership Competency: Relationship Building What This MBA2U Covers Whether you’ve been a leader for a...
Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Strategy

Leadership Fundamentals of Strategic Planning and Execution MBA2U - Supporting Your Internal Leadership University   Objectives Strategy Plan Execute   Leadership Competency: Organizing and Planning What This MBA2U Covers A great Strategic Plan targets a point in the...
Leading in the Tetons

Leading in the Tetons

4 Leadership Lessons from the Tetons MBA2U - Supporting Your Internal Leadership University   Prepare Climb Crawl Finish   Leadership Competency: Problem Solving and Decision Making What This MBA2U Covers We can learn a great deal from high adventure leadership. This...