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Bromides are Not Enough – Actions Speak Louder Than Fluffy Words

Bromides are Not Enough – Actions Speak Louder Than Fluffy Words

When we emerge from the worst of Covid-19, we will judge companies, and patronise their firms (or not), based on how they behaved during these challenging times. I received an email today with a lot of fluffy bromides from the chairman of Canada’s largest employer...
Good Timber – from Inspiration in the Cloud

Good Timber – from Inspiration in the Cloud

During our “Inspiration in the Cloud”  Zoom video call today, I shared this poem with all of the participants who joined our weekly 30-minute inspiring conversation. The poem is starkly gender-insensitive, but, remember, he died before I was born!...
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...
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...