Leadership

A fresh perspective on leadership accountability and development.

  • Gut Check: Do You Love Your Business And Your Industry?

    Gut Check: Do You Love Your Business And Your Industry?

    Most business leaders I work with would be satisfied being successful in one industry. But driving success in several different industries is only possible for a rare number of great leaders.

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  • Gut Check: Is Your Pay Aligned With Your Performance?

    Gut Check: Is Your Pay Aligned With Your Performance?

    If you work with, and study, and write about leaders, like I do, there is one issue that you just can’t escape. Executive compensation.

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  • Gut Check: Are You Ready To Be A Great Frontline Leader?

    Gut Check: Are You Ready To Be A Great Frontline Leader?

    This once ignored population of leaders is getting renewed attention from businesses of all shapes and sizes. The reason is simple – frontline leaders are critical to the success of any organization.

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  • Gut Check: Are You A Bold Leader?

    Gut Check: Are You A Bold Leader?

    Leadership isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a demanding job and requires real confidence and courage if you are ultimately going to be successful.

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  • Gut Check: Do You Have The Guts To Re-Invent Yourself As A Leader?

    Gut Check: Do You Have The Guts To Re-Invent Yourself As A Leader?

    Find a different formula for leadership success. Have the courage to try a new approach. Listen to what people are saying about you and re-invent yourself as a leader.

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  • Gut Check: Are You Failing The Real Test Of Leadership?

    Gut Check: Are You Failing The Real Test Of Leadership?

    It's important for all leaders to understand that it’s actually in tough times when leadership is really tested.

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  • Gut Check: Do You Struggle Having Tough Talent Conversations?

    Gut Check: Do You Struggle Having Tough Talent Conversations?

    Do you struggle with really tough talent conversations? And as a result, are you allowing mediocre leadership to exist in your company? If so, it’s time to step up and be a real leader!

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  • Gut Check: Do You Have A Clear Leadership Success Formula?

    Gut Check: Do You Have A Clear Leadership Success Formula?

    I have found that truly great leaders always have a clear leadership formula for success that guides how they lead the companies they run.

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  • Gut Check: Does Your Organization Have Faith In You?

    Gut Check: Does Your Organization Have Faith In You?

    This past week, while attending a global conference hosted at Disney World in Orlando, I got a glimpse into a large, complex organization that many people don’t see. The first day I arrived,...

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  • Gut Check: Are You A Timid Leader?

    Gut Check: Are You A Timid Leader?

    As leaders, we must strike boldly when we believe in something. We need to muster the courage to take action knowing that we won’t get it right 100% of the time.

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  • Gut Check: Is It Okay To Freak Out On The People You Lead?

    Gut Check: Is It Okay To Freak Out On The People You Lead?

    We all know that when you want to get someone’s attention in a text or email, YOU USE ALL-CAPS. It’s a way of showing the recipient of your communication that you’re mad – really mad. And...

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  • Gut Check: Are You Betraying The Trust Of The People You lead?

    Gut Check: Are You Betraying The Trust Of The People You lead?

    This past Sunday March 13, I arrived in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for a three-day business trip. The focus was to meet with my Brazilian LHH colleagues and to speak to some of our customers about...

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  • Gut Check: Do You Have The Courage To Make Yourself Irrelevant?

    Gut Check: Do You Have The Courage To Make Yourself Irrelevant?

    Early in my career, I had the advantage of being part of a business-networking group with some older, very experienced business leaders who were able to share with me the secrets of their...

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  • Gut Check: Are You A Consistent Or Erratic Leader?

    Gut Check: Are You A Consistent Or Erratic Leader?

    Last week my wife and I met with our financial advisor. His message was pretty blunt: the markets are volatile. He went on to explain that this was the result of low oil prices, economic...

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  • Gut Check: Are You Leading A Truly Accountable Team?

    Gut Check: Are You Leading A Truly Accountable Team?

    One of the primary responsibilities of all leaders is to ensure that they build consistently high-performing teams. Yet many leaders struggle to achieve this key goal. Others start out with...

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  • Are You Enabling Mediocre Leadership in Your Company?

    Are You Enabling Mediocre Leadership in Your Company?

    Many participants shared that they hadn’t fully realized how much their organizations were enabling mediocrity. They knew it had to stop because their companies were paying a huge price for it.

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  • CEOs onPeople - In Conversation With Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

    CEOs onPeople - In Conversation With Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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  • CEOs onPeople - In Conversation With Gregory Lucier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, NuVasive

    CEOs onPeople - In Conversation With Gregory Lucier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, NuVasive

    In Conversation With Gregory Lucier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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  • Gut Check: Are You A Millennial Basher?

    Gut Check: Are You A Millennial Basher?

    I’ve been in many meetings where at some point the subject of Millennials comes up and the commentary is built on the same tired, old stereotypes and clichés.

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  • Gut Check: Will You Show Up For Your Moment Of Truth?

    Gut Check: Will You Show Up For Your Moment Of Truth?

    One of the realities of being a leader is that you can serve effectively and diligently for years, only to one day find yourself facing a challenge that you’ve never faced before ...

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