The founding partner of a professional services firm sent the following email to a client. As you read it, take a guess about the sender’s gender. Hi, I am reviewing my time on the work I did for (XYZ company), and have to make you aware that it has taken far longer than normal. Between […]
Self-confidence is comprised of a group of mental muscles. The more you use them, the stronger they grow. This two part practice to build self-confidence is a guaranteed success.
Despite the ways women improve and redefine leadership, we get little credit for doing so. Read this to change that.
The tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes reflects a well-know truth about leadership. The higher up you go, the less likely you are to get useful honest feedback. Why? The level at which you lead is correlated with the power you’re perceived to have. People often fear power in the hands of those who control […]
Charlie Baker is the anti role model for leading in a crisis and possibly in non-crises as well. Former Governor Mike Dukakis set four rules for crisis leadership during the Blizzard of ’78. Baker broke them all in 2015 during Boston’s Winter from Hell and the public transportation crisis.
To avoid committing leadership suicide, know the rules of play, especially when leading in a crisis. Bev Scott, who just resigned as head of Boston’s public transportation system, the cranky and beloved MBTA, didn’t play by the rules. Learn from her mistakes.
A vision describes what people in the organization collectively aspire to create and deliver to the outside world. Here’s a basic recipe for creating a vision that people commit to achieving. It works best if you adjust and flavor, as needed, for your organization.
This is the first of a two part series on Defining the Company Purpose and Vision. Purpose is the springboard for an aspirational vision that galvanizes people. But company purpose receives scant attention in leadership and organizational literature. Here’s a quick primer to help you define your company’s purpose.
Over the past decade 360 leadership assessments have gained popularity as a way to evaluate the leader’s competence and chart his/her development. But what do 360 leadership assessments really tell us about the leaders potential? For that we compare the leader’s….
Five Inspirational Leadership Attributes is a series of posts that ends with this one on bold-confidence, featuring Elon Musk and co-starring Charles Schwab.