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

Taking Ownership Of Your Time

How are you doing in the time management department? I often hear from organizations that I’m coaching that they “just don’t have good time management.” This might sound like a common problem. However, these teams are operating under something of a misconception. The truth is, there really is no such thing as time management, which … Read more

The Power of Repurposing

There are few strategic decisions in American history as profound as the one made by President Abraham Lincoln in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  As Doris Kearns Goodwin writes in her thoughtful article in the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review, Lincoln was certain the timing was right for “the repurposing … Read more

The Impact of the First Impression: Information Age Leadership, Part 12

Have you ever gone into an organization where that first impression was not very powerful? How did it affect you? I think you’ll remember that it wasn’t a good feeling; and for many people on our teams, they start out in an organization with less than a wonderful first impression, and then we as leaders … Read more

The Power of Transparency: Information Age Leadership, Part 11

In today’s information age, there’s very little place to ‘hide,’ whether we want to or not. The era of ivory towers and back-room conversations is over. The element of confidentiality is getting more and more difficult to maintain. As such, it’s important to ensure our leadership behaviors are first-rate. We have to face the fact that … Read more