Two very different exits

Two very different exits

It’s said that leadership is influence.  While true, I also believe that how a leader influences matters over the long haul. Here’s a recent example.  Over the holidays, you probably noticed the exits of two very different leaders from the world stage: Kim...
How to blow up a relationship

How to blow up a relationship

Want to blow up a business relationship? Try this on for size (trust me, you’ve seen this pattern): Take a colleague’s email, comment, or behavior out of context. Assume the worst. Write an accusatory, abrasive email back to them. Include things...
The Symbolic Act

The Symbolic Act

Why would someone shave off a perfectly beautiful head of hair? If you read this blog, I’m guessing you want to make a difference – in your company, in your team, for your customers, or in your community.  You probably believe what I do: that making a...
Fear’s Casualty

Fear’s Casualty

In a recent post, I wrote about the downsides of using fear (or greed) to fuel your organization.  I still think a hunger for great things trumps fear (almost) every day.  But another reason recently came to mind. A while back, I was working with a leader in a really...

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