Can Self-Awareness Make You a Better Leader?

Daniel Goleman, coiner of the term emotional intelligence, and his writing partner Richard J Davidson, a pioneer in the field of contemplative neuroscience, have written a new book. Though Goleman is fairly well known as an expert in leadership, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body is not a business book per se. […] See More

September 25, 2017

How Do You Defeat A Bad Attitude?

This is the final post on “What Not To Do And How Not To Do It” covering six of the biggest leadership mistakes and how to stop making them. Like the other negative behaviors we’ve discussed in the past several weeks, a bad attitude can manifest in many different ways, often showing up as a combination of […] See More

April 26, 2017

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