Make Your Leaders Sing

Note:  This was originally published on July 17, 2011  Friends, If you want to lead better, and who doesn’t, then you know that leading is about helping others to produce their best, right?  The most powerful leaders are not those who lead millions, but those, whom the vast majority of people talk about when asked … Continued

Don’t Hit the Stop Button

This was originally published on March 7, 2011 Friends, About 10 years ago I was working on a book based on tens of interviews. I never quite finished it, but it taught me a lot. One of the lessons was this: Never turn the tape recorder off until you’re out of the interviewee’s presence.  You … Continued

Gather Your Courage and Ask a Transformational Question

Note:  This was originally published in June, 2015 10 of my law school classmates made it to sandy, sunny Lake Michigan for a weekend gathering, truncated into 36 hours, due to widespread workaholism and our cross-country flights. As if the decompression time wasn’t short enough, I ate into it by foisting a “group exercise” on … Continued

Managing a Challenging Manager

This post was originally published on March 25, 2013. Friends, A wonderful recent college grad was seeking advice … about how to give advice.  Her organization is one that’s trying to do the right thing by giving the front line (where she is) lots of feedback AND asking for lots of feedback from them to … Continued