Are You Surprised? 3 Reasons Why Compassion Leads to Disruption

Do you remember a time when you changed vendors because they understood your needs better.  The old provider never seemed to get it quite right, failing to listen to what you said you needed.  They seemed to care more about what was easiest for them than serving you as a customer.  But then you found… Read More

5 Steps to Leverage Your Innovative Leadership Power like Elon Musk

  In a recent Forbes article, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen noted that Tesla has 2 critical components in building their success – innovation and leadership.  Let’s look at 5 ways Musk leads innovation and how you can use them as 5 steps to leverage your innovative leadership power.    1.  Find Your Purpose and Passion… Read More

5 Ways the Fear of Pain Drives us To Create Radical Change

Chris Burkard calls himself a surf photographer. I imagine you are thinking he basks in the sunshine of exotic beaches of Maui, Rio or the Virgin Isles. He used to love those locations until he launched his crusade against the mundane.  That was when we purposely pushed himself to explore the best waves in the… Read More

3 Signs of Stupid Politicians and Leaders

We have just started the presidential election and I’m already sick of it.  Do you feel that way too? It all seems so STUPID. In this article, I address what I see as 3 signs of stupid leadership found in the 2016 political campaign.  As leaders in business, we are smart to recognize these signs… Read More

3 Ways Ordinary Leadership Kills Your Profits

Someone is killing your profits.  Who could it be? Several suspects come to mind.  We could suspect global competitors who undercut our prices.  We could suspect the government as they raise the cost of labor.  We could even suspect the quality of employees. But what would the evidence tell us?  Where would the investigation lead? I… Read More