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How to Be Inspired (and Inspiring) in a COVID-19 Era

How to Be Inspired (and Inspiring) in a COVID-19 Era

You don’t need any message from me about what to do (social distancing, hand-washing, etc.). So let's look at this a little differently..... We have all been given the gift of time – what will you do with your gift?   We have a golden opportunity to use this gift...

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Leadership Models

Leadership Models

In my day-to-day work with leaders globally, my conviction that leadership is broken becomes stronger with each new business model that I see. There is no laboratory better than the C-suite for observing the dizzying array of leadership models, and all their...

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The Myth of Stress

The Myth of Stress

A Buddhist parable tells the story of a monk confronted by a fierce tiger while on a quiet walk. The monk becomes motionless. He knows that just beyond him is a cliff and just below that cliff is the rocky shoreline and the turbulent sea. The monk is caught between...

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Why Performance Management Programs Fail

Why Performance Management Programs Fail

Every Performance Management system I have ever seen over the years has typically focused on one thing: employee productivity (aka performance).  In one case, I saw a program developed by a large international consulting firm for...

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Thank you!

Thank you!

A global survey of 22,000 corporate leaders just voted me the 4th ranked Leadership Coach in the world, and also the 21st ranked Leadership Authority and Speaker. It is a privilege to be counted among 30 brilliant peers and souls from across the globe. While I accept...

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Are You Part of the Problem?  Or Part of the Solution?

Are You Part of the Problem? Or Part of the Solution?

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed myself complaining more than usual lately—about polarized politics, climate change inactivity, religious intolerance, and most of all, about the inability of so many people to “hear” others and their views, with respect and...

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Right Intention; Wrong Solution!

Right Intention; Wrong Solution!

In my most recent book, The Bellwether Effect, I list the eight things that we tend to do in modern organizations that turn off (demotivate) employees so thoroughly that 80% of the population would give up their day jobs if they had a free choice. (I also describe the...

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Reclaiming Corporate Trust and Respect

Reclaiming Corporate Trust and Respect

For centuries the Roman Catholic Church dominated the world. In time, city states, and subsequently nation states, filled the vacuum caused by the decline of the church’s power in the world. More recently, these were replaced by corporations who have come to...

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Serving ALL People

Serving ALL People

The Business Roundtable consisting of 181 CEOs of the largest corporations in America just issued a statement updating their definition of the Purpose of the Corporation. It’s framed as a “Mission Statement”. (Followers of our work will recall that I believe mission...

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Who Are You Mentoring and Sponsoring?

Who Are You Mentoring and Sponsoring?

When I was 27, with my self-awareness and worldview vastly exaggerated in my own mind, I suddenly became the CEO of Manpower Limited. Possessing nothing but raw ambition, self-confidence and limited skills, I launched into my new role.   The reason I found myself...

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