Neutralize negativity to lead with a positive charge

A particular duck hunter once had a prized Chesapeake Bay Retriever who not only loved water and was by nature a very happy and affectionate companion, but also possessed a one-of-a-kind skill: it could walk on water. One day the hunter invited an old friend to accompany him on a hunt to the marsh so Read More

Live what you believe

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to live the difference-making life of an effective leader. Your gallant acts in the workplace will be challenged by cynics, skeptics, scoffers and mockers. So what. Your bold morality is exactly what’s needed to lift the humdrum to the superb, the ordinary to extraordinary, and the dream Read More

Have your people call my people

I never drink coffee—except when it’s the only thought brewing at a meeting. According to a survey by Robert Half International, 45 percent of senior executives believe their employees would be more productive if their companies banned meetings at least one day each week. If only. Right? Meetings are notorious time wasters. I once stared Read More

Now what? Commencing a new life plan

I was recently interviewed on advice for new graduates. Here’s how I answered. What other advice would you offer? 1. What do you wish you had known back then and now do know? When I graduated from college, I still didn’t know myself fully. I thought I did, of course. But there were still many Read More