TODAY'S NEW YORK TIMES HAD AN ARTICLE by Susan Cain, noted author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. She raises an interesting question in the title of the piece: “Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.” Her perspective is on college admissions and urges us in the view thatRead More
Leadership has many rewards but is inherently stressful. If you a leader, then it's relevant to ask how resilient you are. Below is an assessment, the McKnight Resilience Scale.Read More
In our book, Leading Strategy Execution, we describe the key roles that HR not only can but must play to ensure successful execution of business strategy. Throughout the book, we reiterate the fact that successful execution can only happen if people are informed, aligned, motivated, committed and accountable for understanding and implementing their work in line with strategicRead More
Despite well publicized research and case studies in culture change, there are still very few clear “roadmaps” for culture change that a leader or change agent can follow. Here are some good ones.Read More
I've been reading a fascinating book: Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010 by Charles Murray. It is relevant reading for any leader and, more importantly, any parent who is concerned about the world their children will inherit. I recommend it heartily. So does David Brooks, New York Times columnist who says on the book's cover, "I'll be shocked ifRead More
Quick: who is the better leader:
- The person who decides quickly with little or no data, makes his or her case persuasively, is willing to distort the facts a bit to win, and suffers no self-doubt, or
- The person who says, "I'm not entirely certain. Let's think it through together"?