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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...
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...
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 a global pharmaceutical company, and...