May 22, 2017
For former Yahoo chief executive officer Scott Thompson, it was an incorrect résumé, revealed by an activist shareholder, that initially prompted the company’s board to sever ties with him in 2012. In 2015, former United CEO Jeff Smisek parted ways with the airline in connection..
May 16, 2017
Transcendent leadership was introduced as a global imperative at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos. Over the last 10 years, two threads have appeared defining what a transcendent leader is. The first thread — doing — relates to the topic of profits, people and..
May 11, 2017
Want to make your business sustainable? Start by developing strong leaders who can anticipate and respond to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment in which we operate. One practical technique is to create meaningful opportunities for your board of directors to interact with current..
May 4, 2017
Strong, dominant team effort is facilitated by a leader who has a clear direction and the capacity to influence his or her team to work toward the realization of a vision. This point is illustrated nicely in the article “World-Class Teams” by David Kirk. The..
May 1, 2017
As a leader, one of your key responsibilities is to develop the people who work with you, to push them to new heights, and to develop the next generation of leaders. It’s true to say that not all of the people who work for you..
April 26, 2017
The chief executive role is a tough one to fill. From 2000 to 2013, about a quarter of the CEO departures in the Fortune 500 were involuntary, according to the Conference Board. The fallout from these dismissals can be staggering: Forced turnover at the top..
April 20, 2017
Leadership is not defined by a title or a position, a record of experience or an accumulation of knowledge. That’s why there are many in positions of power who have great expertise and experience, yet are poor leaders. Leadership is a practice that requires mastery..
April 13, 2017
Millennials are some of the sharpest, hardest-working employees out there, and I’m proud that they comprise over half of my team at Vanderbloemen. They are our workforce’s next leaders – and many of them are already successful young leaders. But not all millennials have leadership..
April 6, 2017
The entrepreneurial journey is not linear – and it’s certainly not easy. Because of this, it’s easy to go the wrong direction, make the wrong decision, or choose a faulty business strategy. Whether you’re a social entrepreneur solving community or social problems or an entrepreneur..
April 3, 2017
Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise..