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

What does it take to Become a Disruptive Leader?

I have studied disruptive leaders carefully for three decades.  I have found they have 9 critically important characteristics.  How many do you have? #1.  Radical Vision Radical Change Leaders have a vision far beyond the short-term, ordinary approach.  They not only think a little better, faster or cheaper but dramatically different.  Often this leader disrupts… Read More

Which Leader of Radical Change do You Most Admire?

Who is your role model for creating radical change? Is it Amy Cuddy that gave one of the most watched TED Talks, focusing on developing your presence with body language? Or would it be Adam Grant, the author of “Originals:  How Nonconformists Move the World“? Or maybe you want to be like Angela Duckworth who left a high… Read More