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Listening Tops the List

I recently found myself at an event with a group of very senior-level leaders and leadership practit...

Isaac Newton: Executive Coach

A few years ago, I took the executive team of a technology company off-site for what was to be a wee...

The Power of Personal Presence

Here was the scene. About 250 unhappy travelers were all gathered in a crowded departure lounge in A...

Contrary Wisdom on Meetings

If you were to parachute me into a company anywhere in the world with the assignment to find a way t...

Becoming a Leadership Engine

Most organizations I talk with have a succession “plan.” It usually looks like a list of names o...

The Power of Peers

Late in July, I was privileged to watch something remarkable. As an observer only, I was in the room...