You Know You’re A Loose Cannon When . . .

. . . everyone’s waiting for you to go off. In the past few weeks, we’ve covered four of the six leadership mistakes and how to fix them: excuse-making, bad manners, ego problems, and lying; get ready for the loose cannon. I like to say that this kind of leader is a bullet in search […] See More

April 19, 2017

Succeeding at Succession with the New “Hybrid” CEO

Steve Blank published a great article last week about succession planning (“Why Visionary CEOs Never Have Visionary Successors”, Harvard Business Review) that made me review my own experience in this area. Blank describes the traditional entrepreneurial succession model that cycles from the eccentric inventor/founder, to the buttoned-down manager who’s charged with optimizing company systems and […] See More

October 26, 2016

THE TOP 10 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

What makes a leader stand out from his or her peers? In the past, there may have been more of an argument for different types of people taking to different leaders for “different” or intangible cultural reasons. Today, we can see that we are living in a global village and that village is only getting […] See More

March 23, 2016