Category Archive: Interview

10 Reasons Leaders Fail, Plus One

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard 10 reasons leaders fail: Stop learning. Don’t build the team. Can’t collaborate. Won’t adapt.… Continue reading

The Seven Powers of Powerful Questions

Questions are the most powerful statements you make. Questions expose. Your questions tell me who you are. Questions invite thought. Answers end thought. Questions enlighten. “It is not the answer that enlightens, but… Continue reading

How a Director at P&G Turned Failure to Success

Dissatisfaction indicates potential if you’re willing to adapt, grow, and learn. Apart from adapting, dissatisfaction is the path to paralyzing despair. Failure works when it changes us for the better. Paul Smith, author… Continue reading

The Untapped Secret of Leadership Success

Jack K. is one of the most popular and well-known guys in my community. One reason, he tells stories. He has a bucket of stories that I’ve heard several times and want to hear again.… Continue reading

Enabling Independent Action

“Life’s tipping points occur when we figure out who we are and who we want to be.” Peter Aceto, President and CEO of ING DIRECT Canada. Peter grew up in a strict household… Continue reading

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

“Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg. During our conversation, Mintzberg explained that, “It’s destructive to separate management from leadership. Leaders need to get their hands dirty.” No buy in: Mintzberg… Continue reading