October 25, 2018

My Five Greatest Mistakes as A Leader

My Five Greatest Mistakes as A Leader 36 Years of Painful Data (that might help you) In my field, we often speak of “data-driven decisions.” But […]
October 23, 2018

On the True Purpose of Leadership

Leaders must make an existential choice: they can either be the “perfect” leader or a real leader, but they cannot be both. The purpose of leadership is […]
October 19, 2018

On the Difference Between Strategy, Purpose and Passion

Strategy consumes the attention of boardrooms around the world, but under certain conditions, passion fully aligned behind purpose will trump the carefully crafted strategy. Indeed, strategy should […]
March 27, 2018

On Leadership and Managing the Unknown

The artful leader is distinguished by a single nuanced attribute. The artful leader is not surprised by surprises. He engineers a system for anticipating the unexpected. […]
January 22, 2018

On the Relationship Between the Grand and the Grind

Sometimes the “grand” is disguised within the “grind.” Some leaders look for those dramatic movements that indicate progress, when in fact, it is the integrated arrangement […]
January 5, 2018

On Leadership and the Artful Use of the Three Tenses

The leader must manage the present tense in view of the past and the future. Never let the present tense distort your perspective. This is especially […]
December 22, 2017

On the Danger of Data without Context ​

Mistakes made with data rarely have to do with the math. Data plus data equals more data; data plus context (pattern recognition) equals wisdom. Data without context is like sex without love; […]