Raising the EQ Bar: Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

  “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”                                                                                                       Albert Camus     Have you recently given any thought to improving your emotional intelligence? Have you considered how it might be able to make you a better leader? Daniel Goleman has been the established thought leader … Read more

What A Great Culture Looks Like

I didn’t always understand what a great culture looks like. In fact, as a young West Point cadet and later as an Army officer, I only had a vague notion of what a culture was at all. We had a set way of doing things, to be sure, but it was pretty much taken for … Read more

Creating Opportunity: Where Opportunity Lives

Here’s one entrepreneur’s view on creating opportunity… This is from Biz Stone, one of the original co-founders of social media giant Twitter: “I grew up in a very affluent town, but my parents divorced when I was young. My father wasn’t much involved in my life, and we were poor. Many kids I knew played … Read more

The Backbrief: A Tool For Better Listening

Listening can feel harder to do than ever. That seems even more true in a world where many of us are still ‘socially-distanced’ and dealing with online-only ‘remote teams.’ Now more than ever we can use a tool for better listening that will cut through all the noise. There’s always going to be outside distractions. … Read more

Leaders Vs. Teams

In my ongoing multiple series of blogs, I’ve described the importance of developing leaders in your organization, with the goal of reaching Level 5 leadership. However, there’s an important distinction between Level 5 leadership and a Level 5 culture. Just because you have a corps of strong individual leaders, it does not mean that they are … Read more