Sometimes you must create deliberate pain to get something you want to do in motion.
I remember vividly a conversation with my mentor Joyce who often talked about CEOs having to create organizational pain once in a while to shake things up.
When things are becoming complacent, and they often do, you need to create pain.… Read the rest
The world deserves better leaders.
That’s why I do what I do.
I help leaders and teams grow and be the best they can be for themselves and the people they work with.
Doing what I do will help improve our collective human experience, one leader, one conversation at a time.
Ambitious.… Read the rest
For visionary leaders, one size fits all is over.
These leaders understand that people are different, with different needs, different contexts, and different aspirations for the future.
Last Tuesday, I wrote to you about my regret for not pursuing opportunities to exploit this model.… Read the rest
My biggest regret is something I did not do nearly fifteen years ago.
I was working in food retail and was part of a group of talents asked to define the organization’s future work strategy.
We did brilliant work.
I had that feeling then, but now fifteen years later, I’m sure.… Read the rest
Or let’s debate about work a lot (less).
If you’re a curious person like I am and interested in the future of work, these are FANTASTIC times.
They’re so so so good that it’s worth adding them to my portfolio of services. I’m just unsure how to call the service and what the tagline would be.… Read the rest
How do you motivate people?
I’m asking because I recently had a conversation about a hybrid work environment that turned into a conversation about motivation.
My opinion about a hybrid work environment is well documented, for example, in this post.
But if you dig a little deeper, we get to the topic of motivation. … Read the rest
What pisses you off?
I’ll make sure to clarify first at the start of this insight. I’m just asking this question about the work you do.
I’m not asking you about things in your personal life that piss you off. So if your spouse never cleans out the dishwasher, sorry for you, but that’s not the stuff I’m interested in.… Read the rest
Recently I spent a few hours in one room with a highly visionary entrepreneur.
Frequently, I seek the company of visionary leaders because they’re a breath of fresh air in a world where target-driven managers dominate.
A visionary’s biggest asset is the belief that the world can be manufactured. Visionaries often see a new reality right before them like it’s already there.
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People leave managers, not companies.
Read that again.
People leave managers, not companies.
NB. The quote does not say: people leave leaders, not companies.
Leaders vs. Managers. A subtle difference with significant consequences.
People don’t leave true leaders.
This week, I was personally confronted with a few stories of people leaving companies because of their managers.… Read the rest
Why it always boils down to trust
There are days I start writing, and twenty minutes later, my insight is nearly ready. I do a grammar check, then leave the text for a few days.
A few days later, I reread the text, make some corrections, and then schedule it for distribution to my readers.… Read the rest
When was the last time you made time to daydream a little and imagine something you would like to create?
What was it like to pause? How did it make you feel? What were you imagining?
Or perhaps, you didn’t do any of that and the last weeks (or maybe even months) went by in a blur.… Read the rest
Did you ever wake up after you had a bit too much to drink and promised yourself that you would never drink a drop of alcohol again?
Only to find yourself zipping from a glass of wine ten hours later.
Or you promised yourself never to be speeding again after a hefty speeding ticket, only to find yourself doing it again the next time you were in a rush.… Read the rest