7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. [Video version of this post.] 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in… Continue reading

An Assessment Tool That Creates Conversation – Not Defensiveness

Performance assessments – done well – inspire conversation. Done poorly, performance assessments invite defensiveness, excuses, posturing, and blame. The ultimate goal of assessing performance is growth. You’re on the wrong track if you… Continue reading

Secret Sauce: Jenny Dearborn Chief Learning Officer of SAP

I asked Jenny Dearborn, SVP and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, to talk about her secret sauce* – the principles and practices that guide her leadership. “It’s my deepest responsibility to give purpose,… Continue reading

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading

Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.” Louis’ apology… Continue reading