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Who Is Your Leadership Guru?

Last year, I spoke at a conference in California. Also on the agenda was Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who was sharing some of his provocative ideas from his book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time.

Do You Really Know How To Create A Culture Of Innovation?

At the end of the day, innovation is the life blood of a company. But if you’re a senior executive, how do you cultivate true innovation? In my interactions with executives, this desire is often expressed in the following ways: “We need our leaders to be creative.” “We need our leaders to challenge the status …

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Can You Lead Your Company Through A Critical Inflection Point?

This week, my colleagues and I launched another Leadership Contract™ initiative with a European client that is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the industrial and automotive sectors. The company is more than 100 years old. The Managing Director of Italian Operations began our session by talking to his top thirty leaders. He had …

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Do You Have The Courage And Humility To Apologize After A Screw Up?

When all was said and done, last Sunday night at the 2017 Oscars, all that people will remember is the apology. An act of contrition was definitely required after PwC – the accounting firm that had helped tabulate votes and identify Oscar winners for the past 83 years – handed the wrong envelope to actors …

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