Executive Game-Changers

Over my career I’ve worked with at least a thousand executives, including hundreds of CEOs and presidents.  The best ones aren’t so concerned with making

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Making Conflict Productive

Think about it…when people are in conflict they are stimulated, passionate, and energized.  That’s what you want — not passive harmony and predictable routines.  Instead

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Support Your People

I’ve seen managers and executives who seem to be obsessed with looking for what their people are doing wrong or mistakes they’ve made.  And I’ve

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Do Values Matter?

There is a great story about Herb Kelleher at Southwest Airlines where “Fun” is one of the primary values.  Apparently a customer didn’t like that

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How the best teams work

Many leaders today still subscribe to the idea that everyone reporting to them must conform to the leader’s thoughts and opinions–both before decisions are made,

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Leveling Mt. Stupid

General Motors continues to have problems–the kinds of problems going through a bankruptcy instead of being bailed-out might well have corrected.  GM’s stock has fallen

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What's your succession plan?

I spoke last week at the New York Bankers Association Senior Management Conference on strengthening leadership pipelines.  Succession plans and leadership development are critically important

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