Leadership

I sat down to write this no fewer than five times. The past few months have been intense in the wake of “secrets” revealed in Hollywood, prominent men being fired or stepping down, echoes of #MeToo from women around the planet, and Oprah’s rousing call...

When I see clients running around, never quite getting ahead of the ball, my inner anthropologist kicks in. Such frenzied activity offers important clues which tell me those clients: (1) haven’t delegated enough; (2) are at the mercy of their calendar and outer circumstances; and...

That may seem counterintuitive. Who better to lead the company than the person who created it? What many founders fail to realize, however, is that a vision and its evangelization is nourished with a certain kind of fuel — and it’s very different from the...

The hardest thing for most people to do is lead by getting out of the way. There’s a common theme I’ve found in conversations with hundreds of human beings that I like to call the “fantasy football of leadership.”...

“Kind” and “nice” are two very different things. At its most manipulative, niceness is a mask to facilitate the getting of something. Kindness, however, is a way of being in the world. It requires self-reflection, and discernment. ...