Transformational Leadership: Creating “Road to Damascus” Moments

The Scene.  Yesterday, I had an unexpectedly extraordinary day. I…

Through the Looking Glass: Reflections for the New Year

The Scene.  Every year in recent memory, the female members…

When Deciding Gets Hard

The Scene.  In the midst of a major organizational directive…

Who Will Lead From Here: One Way Forward

The Scene. Visiting the Christkindlmarkt in downtown Chicago…

Dangerous Leadership:  When Safety is Violated

The Scene.  A two- day gathering of senior managers of a business…

Stumbling in Life and Leadership: Recovering after a Fall

The Scene.  A former graduate student of mine recently sent…

Navigating by Feedback: What Leaders and Moths Have in Common

The Scene.  This particular scene has played out in various…

Reasons to Quit Your Leadership Job: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Scene.  A meeting with an executive coaching client after…
It's Lonely at the Top: New Insights on an Old Issue

It's Lonely at the Top: New Insights on an Old Issue

The Scene. A local restaurant at mid-day. I'm seated in a booth,…
Emerging Leadership

Emergent Leadership: 3 Simple Steps to Everyday Acts of Greatness

The Scene. Early morning commuter plane filled with 70% corporate…