Category Archive: Leading

Transforming Chit Chat into Productivity

Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup (2001 to 2011) knows how to stay on task; all successful leaders do. He’s setting up his office in Philadelphia after retiring from Campbell’s on July 31.… Continue reading

Stop the Madness Before its too Late

Image source: There are only three ways to get more time – eliminate, delegate, or accelerate. The hardest is elimination. Starting is more fun than stopping. Starting new things without stopping old things,… Continue reading

Pearls before Swine?

I spent an hour and a half with an emerging leader who didn’t appreciate my pearls of wisdom. I’d like to think he wasn’t wise enough to understand my “wisdom” but that’s not… Continue reading

Vitality: Collisions Between Stability & Instability

Image source I’m grappling with how much change is too much. It feels like I’m surrounded by people that love stability and predictability – things low on my list of priorities. Collisions: The… Continue reading

Want Change? There are Only Four Ways

While thumbing through, Full Engagement, by Brian Tracy, this heading in chapter one caught my attention, “Four Ways to Change.” Tracy says, “There are only four ways that you can change anything about… Continue reading

10 Ways to Crush Leadership’s Biggest Challenge

The hardest part of leadership is taking responsibility. You-are-to-blaming-leaders are common. I-am-responsible-leaders are rare. Magnificent leaders rise up, square their shoulders, and bear the responsibility of their decisions and behaviors. Maxwell said, “Everything… Continue reading