The Leader’s Greatest Harvest

Seeds are curious things—small, innocuous . . . overlooked.  Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth. A growth for greatness. So, too, is your capability for seeding leadership potential! I learned from a close-friend that a single shaft of wheat, left undamaged and allowed to grow unchecked, could spontaneously multiply into a […] Read moreRead More»

The Rise (and Fall) of Mega-Corporations

It’s hard to imagine a time when huge, global corporations didn’t exist, but that time wasn’t too long ago. In fact, Richard Adelstein, a professor at Wesleyan University and author of The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914 reminds us in this fantastic HBR podcast that mega-corporations are a relatively new invention. Which companies will […] Read moreRead More»

The Linchpin to Your Company’s Success

Today’s show crackles with energy from the very first minute because my guest, our own Leaguer Irene Becker, is such an Extraordinary Thinker. Here are just a few examples: Says Irene about being the first female CEO of a near-bankrupt steel company in Canada: “I was a round blonde woman. Wrong look, wrong sex. I’ve […] Read moreRead More»

The Invaluable Leadership Attribute of Compassion

  On August 9, 1945, the United States dropped its second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, killing 70,000 people and injuring hundreds of thousands more.  One of those severely injured in the blast was Dr. Takashi Nagai, a radiologist at the Nagasaki University hospital.  Thrown to the ground while filing x-rays in his office, which […] Read moreRead More»

The Irrelevance of Profit-Driven Leadership

Leadership is not a position. It is the totality of your actions rooted in a set of beliefs that influence your interactions with people. Dominating corporations and small-businesses for centuries is a mechanistic-leadership view. Such a view holds that organizational profit is the leading input to a manager’s leadership style. The overused style takes for […] Read moreRead More»

Talent Acquisition: The Primary Benefactor of the “Big 3”

  When we talk about leadership, culture, and engagement – the “Big 3” – we often refer to existing team members… those who already contribute to the success of our organizations. And that makes sense; we certainly want current employees to feel valued and to contribute to a positive, productive company culture. However, the Big 3 […] Read moreRead More»

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