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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...

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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...

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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. In this post I share a nice simple tool one successful CEO used to chart his course to the top.

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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...

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Emerging Leader Essentials

Emerging Leader Essentials

Master the fundamentals and leverage the lessons from top leaders who have spent years perfecting the art of leading. The result: effectiveness.

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Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Strategy

A great Strategic Plan targets an intersecting point in the future with a clear map of initiatives that execute strategic objectives to get you there.

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Leading in the Tetons

Leading in the Tetons

Want high performing teams? Lesson 1: Personal preparation is critical to team success. Strategic objectives should guide our preparation and planning.

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Agile for Leaders

Agile for Leaders

Agile is a framework for nimble speed – not a license for chaos, loss of control, or random projects. Learn how effective leaders are both agile and strategic.

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5 Big Leader Mistakes

5 Big Leader Mistakes

There are five fundamentals every person in a leadership role needs to develop. Failure in these fundamentals leads to fast burnout by both leader and followers.

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Present for Action

Present for Action

Conveying important ideas in a short amount of time to move people to action is one of the most important communicating competencies a leader can master.

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Return on Character in Practice

Return on Character in Practice

What happens when you bring a veteran leader into the classroom to teach students who are thirsty for knowledge of what it’s like in the “real-world?”

The answer – you get moments of extreme clarity of the importance of leading people.

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The Color of Bias

The Color of Bias

I'm deeply impacted by this study. Yale researchers found some interesting elements to bias. It goes past color, religion, sexual-orientation - bias...

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Why Read 1776

Why Read 1776

David McCullough’s book 1776 illustrates the important events of the most fragile year of the American Revolutionary War. Defeat after defeat...

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