- Leaders Who Do NOT Self-Examine Themselves Become Insane January 21, 2021
- It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader August 15, 2015
- The Reason Why Great Sailors ARE Made in Rough Waters May 12, 2014
2012 Book of Blogs
- Check out It’s Your Business Blues for a high impact memorable corporate teambuilding experience with my band Boomerang.
- I am an Associate Partner with KRW International, a global boutique of senior advisors helping executives build high character leadership capacity and capability to more effectively execute strategy and excel in a changing world.
- I am a senior affiliate with Korn Ferry Pivot Leadership Development providing strategic executive leadership development to large domestic and global companies.
How I Got Started (Part Two)
Discovering and then committing to pursuing this new field of Leadership and Organizational Development, as I indicated in Part One, does not put food on the table. For the three years that I was doing my renovation construction business, I … Read More
How I Got Started (Part One)
Over the years I’ve had meeting requests from a number of individuals aspiring to become leadership and organization development consultants. Essentially, they want to hear my story and hopefully glean some valuable insight from a seasoned professional who has had … Read More
Ineffective Senior Leaders are Maddening…and Damaging
I love what I do. Working with senior executive leaders who have complex challenges, demanding professional (and I am sure personal) lives and significant job responsibilities is fascinating, inspiring and enlivening for me. However, there are times and situations in … Read More
Looking to the Past to be More Effective in the Future
I am on an extended business trip in France that has necessitated me staying over the weekend. A German colleague of mine invited me to visit him at his home in Berlin, as he knew my interest to explore this … Read More
Seasons, Cycles and Leadership
I live in Canada near Toronto and have a family cottage on a lake in a beautiful area of lakes, rocks and woods called Muskoka. In this part of Canada there are definitely four seasons, each one about three months in … Read More
Leadership As a State of Mind
Until recently I was a partner in a large global management consulting firm. There were two different global Managing Directors during the nine years I was there and their leadership impact was dramatically different. By nature, a management consulting firm … Read More
What Leadership and Rhythm & Blues Have in Common
I play guitar and sing some background vocals in my band Boomerang (check us out at www.boomerangband.ca). We play classic R&B and soul covers from the late 60s and early 70s. What was coined ‘soul’ music back then, which mostly … Read More
Ambiguity Is Nirvana For Leaders
One of my global clients is mid-way through a major regional re-organization in Europe which is nothing short of a transformation for them. Before the re-organization, which was announced a year ago, all functions and operations reported into a country … Read More
Is Your Leadership Actually Creating Or Destroying Sustainable Value?
I am writing this blog looking through two lenses simultaneously; one a consultant to executive leaders, and two, a person who has investments in publicly traded companies whom I am hoping will help fund my retirement. A CEO of a … Read More
Leading in an Attention Deficit World: Give Something People Can Follow
I had a lunch recently with a colleague who is also in the field of executive development. He is doing some personal research and writing on the challenges of leading in a virtual world filled with a multitude of distractions … Read More