Archive | Culture & Leadership

Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.

“Tried” Is No Longer Enough

After many sleepless nights watching and praying for the situation in Ferguson, I wrote this piece. In too many ways, it over simplifies the situation going on in Ferguson. I had no idea how much worse the situation would get and how it would captivate the national media.  And yet (I hope) this piece points  More

You can't innovate if you haven't intentionally designed for it.

To Find New Ideas, Innovate, etc.

Have you ever gone to a conference or workshop where you wondered,  “why am I here”? That turns out to be a good thing — because being exposed to a range of people and experiences is an important part of how we find new ideas, and innovate. And it is working thru the related discomfort  More

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What Makes a Great Leader

Chances are you do what is comfortable. But that’s not what makes you successful. What makes you successful is actually to live in the tension of discomfort. If you do that, then you’d be willing to peek around the corner to see that thing(s) that will “disrupt” your work / industry / marketplace. You’d be  More

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To Agitate, or Not? That is the question.

Were you struck when you heard that GM’s new CEO Mary Barra is only earning half of what her (male) successor made? She may have shattered the “glass ceiling” as the first and only woman worldwide to head up a car maker company. But her pay is another story. In corporate governance filings released yesterday,  More

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Let’s try emotional correctness

Sally Kohn has learned about hate the hard way — by being a target of it. But she’s learned something profound along the way of being a Fox News commentator — which is to hate an idea is one thing but to hate a person is altogether another. Watch this lovely short TEDxtalk just released  More