Category Archives: Leadership

Conversation, Leadership, and My New Book: Read the Full Interview at The Huffington Post

Good ideas ought to be shared. And if it is a good idea, it will travel far and fast. For that reason I have recently begun to take interviews with individuals who have inquired about transformative leadership strategies, and the interviews are beginning to trickle out now. You may have seen an article last week in Forbes in which I shared my thoughts on conversation frameworks, talked...

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My FORBES interview on leadership, conversation, and dynamic companies

Many of you know that I have invested a lot of time and thought into my recent book, Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation. This book distills many of my hard won lessons in leadership, business, and relationships into what I hope is an engaging read. While I have not seen the need for a much hyped book tour (I...

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Shanghai leadership workshop

The rewards of working with bright and passionate teams are manifold and the thrill of satisfaction in witnessing the team coming together with energy and excitement about the future they are creating is great. Our work is to help remove the blockages that hold them back, liberate their ideas and talent and help align on a shared vision and strategy. Miracles can be real. They...

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Create Your Narrative

“What’s the best way to excite my team to charge forward?” The young entrepreneur asking the question started a new project. He wanted to help students prepare for the ISEE Test. You can check it out at www.iseepracticetest.com. He felt he needed to focus his team’s attention and create enthusiasm about the opportunity ahead. The business started to pull in cash, and he recognized he...

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Top Pitfalls of Newly Promoted Executives

Here are 10 mistakes newly promoted executives make: Failure to realize you need to shift gears. You need to step back and reconfigure your world while you are accelerating to 180 miles an hour. Trying to keep your former peers as friends. You need to structure a series of individual and team conversations to build new ways of going forward and lead. Being too impressed...

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The Future of Leadership

Here are some highlights about leadership from the Davos Global Shapers panel: The young leaders were asked: What does leadership mean for you? What leadership are you looking for? Their comments about what Leadership is about included the following: Facilitating others in achieving the best results together Bringing forward wisdom and inspiration Creating a culture of mutual support and generosity that allows people to flourish...

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A Global Leader Mindset

Carlos Ghosn CEO and President of Renault of France and Nissan of Japan, is credited with turning around Nissan. As an outsider in charge of one of Japan’s largest companies, Ghosn has been extremely successful. When asked recently by Charlie Rose, “what is the mindset of a global leader in the future?” he replied: “A person that is open-minded, capable of understanding different cultures, respects...

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