Healthy Team Dynamics Drive Transformation

In organizations that succeed, executives spend more than 50% of their time leading transformation by setting goals, aligning the organization and motivating employees. But too many executive teams are unaware of and not employing tools for maximizing their decision-making effectiveness.

When Better Is Not Good Enough

I recently listened to a rebroadcast of a speech Lyndon Johnson gave to a joint session of congress when he proposed the voting rights act. The gist of his speech was that while things had gotten better for African Americans, they were still not good enough when it...

Cultivating Courage

Learning to act with courage and boldness requires cultivating personal discipline. Specifically, it requires learning to act decisively even when you are feeling fear and uncertainty.

Popular or Effective. Pick One.

Having to make the choice between being popular and being effective is one reason why so many leaders are slow to make necessary changes to their leadership teams, even when the need is obvious.

Letting Go of the Status Quo

CEOs are often frustrated by their executive team’s lack of leadership ability and/or their capacity to take on new assignments. The solution often requires both bold decision making and taking action.

Your Executive Leadership Team Meetings Suck—Now What?

Call me an egomaniac but I have never attended a well-run executive leadership team meeting that I didn’t facilitate. And the reason is not because I am such a brilliant facilitator. No, the reason is because most CEOs and executive leadership teams are not even...