A theme in my practice is the leader whose team includes a very talkative (or very reserved) member, whose participation deviates substantially from the group norm. Very talkative people may speak at…
It's not uncommon for a leader facing a hard decision to defer it and "kick the can down the road." This is both readily understandable and a potentially serious problem, because if they kick the can…
I'm intimately familiar with embarrassment. I've been embarrassed by not knowing the answer.  I've been embarrassed by something I said.  I've been embarrassed by something I wrote.  And I've…
Given the topics I've discussed here over the last few years--leadership and management, personal and organizational development, and the effective use of technology--if you're reading this, it's a…
One of the most significant themes in my practice is the leader whose team of direct reports are experiencing difficulties working together. Most of my clients are CEOs, and they face this challenge…
The unpleasant task of delivering bad news is a common challenge for my clients: the CEO with bad news for their Board, the executive with bad news for their CEO, the investor with bad news for their…
A frequent theme in my work is the leader who's striving to help a group be more effective. In my practice this typically involves a CEO and their executive team, but similar challenges occur at every…
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