Organizational Accountability

Leadership Accountability Starts with the CEO

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Industry Week. Are your top people taking personal ownership, or waiting for permission to act? It’s all too common that the CEOs I work with experience a moment of dread—one where they realize that the leaders across their organizations aren’t ready to lead the company …

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Leadership Accountability: What Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves and Their CEO

Note: This article originally appeared in Industry Week. Two-thirds of senior executives say they don’t have the leadership culture they need to drive their company’s success. A while back I was chatting with the director of a board of a global engineering company. She had served on the board when the company experienced a significant …

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Are you embodying the 5 principles to build great teams?

“Some of the best executives are successful because they never take on work that doesn’t play to their strengths or their passions.” THE BIG IDEA:   Leaders must have self-awareness so they can have clarity around purpose and passion   In a career that has spanned three decades, Jim Reid has been a trusted advisor and …

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15 Ways Leaders Can Lead in an Uncertain Environment

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Forbes Business Council. If I’ve learned anything over the last two years, it’s that the best leaders can adapt their leadership to respond to critical inflection points, events that change and disrupt the normal course of business. And further, that leaders who are unwilling to adapt …

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Shopify: a cautionary tale about leadership and inflection points.

The Big Idea  Good leadership isn’t always about making the right decisions; sometimes, it’s admitting when you made the wrong ones.   Shopify has long been one of the tech sector’s great success stories. Shopify helps businesses of all sizes establish an e-commerce presence, providing marketing, supply chain, shipping, and online POS systems. Founded in 2006, …

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How must you help your leaders embrace change during an M&A?

THE BIG IDEA:  Faced with an M&A, leaders must let go of past accomplishments and embrace new challenges   Following nearly three decades of work in corporate America, Jennifer Fondrevay is the self-described “M&A Whisperer,” one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on human capital. Currently, Fondrevay wears several …

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Leaders Need Direction, Too: Are You Articulating Clear Expectations?

Note: A version of this article was originally published in IndustryWeek. Many companies are facing critical inflection points. The last two years have been challenging.  However, as they look to the future, they may now see the opportunity to drive accelerated growth, expand global operations, integrate cultures after a merger or acquisition, turn lagging performance around …

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15 Ways To Build Community Across Your Organization & On Your Team

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Forbes Business Council. How can it be that when technology has allowed us to be more connected than ever before, so many of us feel more disconnected and isolated? Most of us are aware that the absence of social interaction that accompanied the pandemic eroded our …

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“We’re in a trust recession right now:” Lead The Future with Ron Carucci, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navalent 

This article highlights a few of the topics from episode 12 of our Lead the Future podcast. You can watch or listen to the full episode here.   THE BIG IDEA:  Leaders need help with honesty, truth-telling and justice.  As a co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, a leading organizational and leadership development consulting firm, Ron …

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When Chief HR Officers Hold Leadership Accountable, Organizations Thrive

Note: This article was originally featured in Industry Week. Several years ago, I met with the head of human resources for a large company. As we started our discussion, I could tell she was frustrated. She began by saying, “I thought we did all the right things when it came to developing our leaders.” I …

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