Category Archives: Think Tank

Leadership Legacy is Overrated

When leaders arrive at the conclusion that it’s time to exit an organization, their attention often turns to determining what kind of legacy they want to leave behind. After years of service, progress, and commitment, it can be hard to stomach the notion of being forgotten. So the task becomes, how to sprinkle reminders throughout…
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Lead at Home as You Lead at Work

Lately, I’ve been thinking about why some prominent leaders appear to have trouble leading their own families. What would prevent a dynamic business leader who inspires loyalty and productivity from a diverse workforce from achieving the similar results at home?  Too often, I encounter men and women who are at the absolute pinnacle of their…
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Say You’re Sorry

Don’t hesitate to say, “I’m sorry.”  An apology can be one of the most profound, inspiring, and galvanizing acts a leader can do. Marshall Goldsmith, the noted executive coach, would also add “magical” “restorative” and “healing” to the list of properties.  By apologizing for an outright mistake, or even just an unintended consequence, a leader…
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Striving and Arriving

Make yourself at home… You’ve arrived! Many of the senior leaders that I’ve coached have achieved success well beyond what most professionals could ever reasonably expect. These executives surpassed their former peers and classmates, not to mention their friends and family. Yet all too many remain fixated on the next job or a bigger role.…
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