Monthly Archives: October 2020
Raising Girls With Grit
A new book, What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women, shows us all how to prepare the next generation of women to confidently hold their own later in life, and to celebrate and own certain traits that will be more critical than ever in the new world of work.
The Science of Teamwork
“Forming, storming, norming and performing.” That’s the 55 year old, simplistic model for leading high performing teams that most managers are aware of. But...
Case Study: Leadership Development at Boehringer Ingelheim
Whenever I come across a company that is taking an innovative or unique approach to leadership development, I can’t help but indulge my curiosity. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is one such company. With 51,000 employees across more than 100 countries, BI is the largest private pharmaceutical company in the world.
Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People
So what’s the key to Netflix’s sustained success? How does a company grow that fast, change business models so many times, and maintain a fanatical customer base?
The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life
What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear? If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.
What is Leadership?
What is leadership, anyway? Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex popular consultants and lay people alike. I’ve now written several books on leadership for employee engagement, and yet it occurred to me that I never actually paused to define leadership. Let’s start with what leadership is not…
America 2.0: Resilient, Not Just Efficient
American political democracy as we know it is in danger. After forty years of growing economic disparity, and accentuated by the 2020 pandemic, the average family in the United States may no longer believe that our system of government is right for them.