Category Archive: Leading

How Men Overcome Discomfort Mentoring Women

476 of the Fortune 500 were led by men in 2018 – only 24 were led by women. (CNBC) Birds of a feather: The birds-of-a-feather principle suggests that we build relationships with people… Continue reading

My Favorite Word of Advice – v2.1

“Practice operating from the place that you are the cause in the matter of everything in your life.  Then go ask your team; ‘What’s it like being on the other side of me?’”… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading

My One Word of Advice – v1.1

I asked leaders, “What advice would you give someone based on the behaviors that have helped you get where you are today? Be as specific as possible. Translate “not” statements into positive behaviors.… Continue reading

Top Five Books For Your Must Read List

Last Friday I published a long list of books that I referenced in a recent presentation. A reader asked if I might narrow the list. Here are my top five recommendations from that… Continue reading

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading