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BE MORE SUCCESSFUL: VISION AND A PLAN

BE MORE SUCCESSFUL: VISION AND A PLAN

As I mentioned in my last blog post on going the extra mile, I am often asked, "how did you become successful?" Until recently, I had not articulated it, but 2020 has compelled me to reflect on this topic more. While there are...

GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR SUCCESS

GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR SUCCESS

I am often asked, “how did you become successful?” Until recently, I had not articulated it, but 2020 has compelled me to reflect on this topic more. While there are many paths to success, I recently spent some time defining...

CREATE A LEADERSHIP CREDO

CREATE A LEADERSHIP CREDO

Why create a leadership credo? Remarkable leaders know that they must consistently align their decisions and actions with their values and beliefs. In doing so, they show they have integrity and walk the walk, so to speak....

WHAT IS EMPATHY AND SYMPATHY?

WHAT IS EMPATHY AND SYMPATHY?

Many people describe themselves as empathetic, saying things like, "I feel other people's pain" or "people vent about their problems to me because I am a good listener." These are misguided statements; rather than being...

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE FOR A BETTER DAY

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE FOR A BETTER DAY

Attitude is a choice. And I choose to have a positive attitude. Why? Because it feels good to feel good. Because I can get more done when I see the positive in any situation. Because people want to be around me when I am in a...

LEADING THROUGH A CRISIS: 5 LESSONS

LEADING THROUGH A CRISIS: 5 LESSONS

Every leader around the globe has faced significant challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis is big, uncertainly is almost unbearable, decisions never more consequential, and the call for leadership louder than...

CURIOSITY LEADS TO BEING MORE SUCCESSFUL

CURIOSITY LEADS TO BEING MORE SUCCESSFUL

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.” Curiosity is the keen desire to learn...

FIND YOUR PURPOSE; BE GREAT AT WHAT YOU DO

FIND YOUR PURPOSE; BE GREAT AT WHAT YOU DO

Aligning your work with personal purpose is an integral part of being fulfilled at work. In fact, it’s often advised to “do what you love; turn your passion into your work!” Despite its feel-good intent, it’s not great counsel....

WHAT I LEARNED IN MY FIRST DECADE AS A CEO

WHAT I LEARNED IN MY FIRST DECADE AS A CEO

Having just wrapped up my first decade as a CEO and reflecting on what I want the next decade to look like, I was struck by how much I’ve grown and matured as a leader. The 2010s were filled with many ups and downs, achievements...

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