It’s Not About You…

It seems easier during the holiday season to remember the all-important truth: It’s not about you. But while writing our book Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership we found that those leaders who adopt this frame of mind year around in their approach to leadership are much more capable of facilitating transformational change and accomplishing great things. As… [Continue Reading]

“I’m Behind in Leadership!”

My 6th grade daughter, Claire, told me last week that she was worried about school because she was “behind in Leadership.”  I asked, “What does that mean?”  She said that the teacher pulled all the 6th graders together to talk about their role this year in the classroom. She is in a 4th-6th grade class… [Continue Reading]

The Courage to Lead Transformational Change

Perhaps the most important characteristic necessary to lead transformational change is courage. Without exception, each of the Evolutionary change agents we studied for our book Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership demonstrated great acts of courage during their careers. It’s easy to say, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” but it can be difficult to differentiate between courage and just… [Continue Reading]

Turning Work Groups into Real Teams

Teams are big business today. Most businesses understand that it takes teams of people to achieve ambitious goals and objectives. Many of our clients are using “project teams” to get work done more efficiently and to execute on key strategic initiatives. We are using “team” based language now to describe everything from call center supervisors… [Continue Reading]