Leadership

Keep Balanced, Keep Going

A senior leader client recently told me about some challenges she is managing. It was not her own stress that was most concerning to her but that of her direct reports. She talked about one of her managers who came unglued recently after a stressful...

Ethical Leadership in a Time of Suspicion and Transparency

It has become much more challenging to lead organizations — from large multinationals to local non-profits — as a result of two growing dynamics: suspicion and transparency. Suspicion has been brought on primarily by the unethical and sometimes illegal behavior of certain leaders; the transparency...

What Are We Carrying Around?

The story is told of a man who finds himself lost in the desert. In his wandering he sees a faint image of someone or something on a distant sand dune. He walks closer and closer and the shape grows to a point where he...

It Starts With Goals

Not long ago, I was providing some coaching to a business leader. After we discussed some feedback she had received from her peers and direct reports, she asked me what I would recommend as an action plan. She seemed quite surprised at the question I...

Caring as a Personal Leadership Action

Several years ago, I attended a talk by Patch Adams, physician, health care reform activist, and subject of the movie "Patch" starring Robin Williams. What strikes you about Patch is his passion and tirelessness, particularly concerning improving access to health care. But I remember most...