LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

What Does the TikTok Uprising at Your Company Look Like?

If you have a teenager in your life, you’re probably already familiar with the video-sharing social media app called TikTok and perhaps the K-pop musical genre, as well. If not, the recent fervor over the turnout in this past weekend’s rally by President Donald Trump...

Three Buckets (On CEO Job Descriptions)

Most of my clients are CEOs of growing companies, and a common theme in our work together is the likelihood that their job description will change materially every six to 18 months. They'll continue to be CEO, but the nature of the role itself--and more specifically,...

How to Answer Tough Questions: Pandemic Editio

Have you had to lay off staff and reduce services to the public during the pandemic? Have you had to scale down your nonprofit’s mission or slash budgets? Has COVID-19 forced you to close your doors at a time your clients need you most? If you lead a nonprofit,...

Are You Causing Someone to Lose Face?

In my book, "Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust," I explore the dimensions of face, a concept that represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, social standing and dignity. Our ability to save and build face for...

5 Types Of Self-Talk That Help You Excel In Your Career

One night I got caught in a harrowing blizzard in a remote area of the North Carolina Mountains without snow tires or four-wheel drive. I couldn’t stop or pull off the road, and my car was skidding on ice. Clutching the steering wheel, I had to drive another thirty...

How Contractors can Protect Jobsites from Vandalism

The antiracism protests spurred by the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis has put business owners on guard and looking for ways to protect their property against looters and others intent on inflicting damage.Construction...

Managing the Aftermath: How Diverse Employees Experience the Pandemic

Two months after COVID-19 sent the US into lockdown, all 50 states are now in some stage of reopening their economy.While it varies by state and even by locality, employees will begin returning to their workplaces and will find themselves in closer proximity to others...

Strategic Leadership: What It Means today

Leaders are called to look beyond current conditions. That doesn’t mean we have a crystal ball or overlook today’s reality. It means we have to ask, what’s next for our organization? Not always easy, particularly in the midst of turmoil, yet essential. As evidence of...

Learning to Lead is not Like Learning to Play the Piano

Learning to lead is hard work. You’ll be learning to lead for your entire career. The big question is, how will you learn to lead well? That’s a challenge, because you don’t learn leadership the way you learn many other things in life. Learning Leadership Is Not Like...