Leadership Caffeine™—Help Others Paint a Remarkable Picture

While we don't stop on a daily basis to consider the long-term implications of our decisions, the best leaders understand their decisions create ripple effects in the lives and careers of others. You don't know it at the time, but you are painting a picture...a mural trailing behind you in your decisions. If you are going to lead, make certain it's a beautiful mural.

By | 2017-08-21T09:19:59+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Career, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine—Curiosity and the Leader

One of the most effective leaders I've worked for used his natural curiosity to infect us all with a sense of wonder, exploration and experimentation. Yet our practices in organizations today often stifle or manage curiosity out of the equation. Ironically, curiosity might just be that key ingredient required for survival and success in our era of change.

By | 2017-07-23T10:25:39+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Leading Change|1 Comment

Leadership Caffeine™—Turning Ambiguity into Advantage

The world is filled with uncertainty and ambiguity, yet we teach our children, students and team members to work according to the rules and to color within the lines. Instead, we should teach our teams to leverage ambiguity by writing their own rules in pursuit of a shared goal. And effective leaders understand that action begets action and ultimately insight, even in the most uncertain circumstances. Sometimes, you just have to "paint the wall" while searching for the next step.

By | 2017-01-17T08:03:49+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine—Teaching Your Firm to Survive a Crisis

Crises happen and the right top leadership and organizational response is essential for survival. Unfortunately, too many of these events catch our firms and top leaders unprepared. A starting point is to adopt a standard of required behaviors in the face of a crisis. Consider these "10 Commandments for Acceptable Corporate Crisis Behaviors" as a starting point.

By | 2016-11-27T12:20:49+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Strategy|2 Comments