It’s Tough To Be A Leader At A Time Like This

March 24, 2020

II received two wonderfully inspiring leadership notes last week, and I decided I couldn’t wait until Sunday to share them. Thank you, Joan and Ozzie, for reminding us of the responsibilities we have as leaders in difficult times and how hard it is. From, Joan Davison, a member of my Vistage Peer Advisory Board: 17 … Read More

App Hacks: Slack, A Tool For Now

March 22, 2020

In these challenging times, we are all looking for ways to be in contact effectively with our teams. I lead a peer advisory board of CEOs, and Slack has been a godsend for us.   At the suggestion of one of our members, we started using Slack back in January, so we were already set up … Read More

Oops, I Was Thinking Out Loud

March 15, 2020

How often have we said this to ourselves and discovered unintended consequences? As leaders, we know that others are always watching what we do and listening and reacting to what we say. And, when we are with our office staff, in the factory or the field, most of us are conscious of what we say … Read More

Leaving Ownership, For Now

March 8, 2020

Listen to my recent appearance on the ‘On The Brink’ podcast here. As part of my continuing Transitions to You 3.0 Series, I interviewed Ray to hear his story.   Ray started his career in the large-corporate world, added a couple of gigs with smaller companies, and after a dozen years of working for others, he founded … Read More

Introvert or Extrovert: Who Makes the Better Leader?

February 16, 2020

Extroversion is the dominant style in the United States. As a result, we sometimes confuse leadership with charisma. Yet, research shows that not only are 40%-50% of CEO’s introverts, some of the more “famous” CEOs are also introverts, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Charles Schwab and Steve Spielberg.  Amongst entrepreneurs, the numbers are higher. Why? … Read More

You 3.0 – A Tale of Two Transitions

February 9, 2020

Listen to my recent appearance on the ‘On The Brink’ podcast here. As part of my continuing series on transitions to You 3.0, I interviewed Jake to hear his story of two life transitions and what he learned from each. Jake and his partner sold their first company in 1996. He was only 41 at … Read More

With Diversity, Comes Diversity

February 2, 2020

What does this statement even mean? Homogeneous groups have similar backgrounds, preferences and personality styles. Often homogeneous groups are homegrown with few additions from “outside.” Diverse groups, on the other hand, may differ in traditional ways, i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual preference. Members may also differ in terms of their personality styles and backgrounds. … Read More