A Company’s Value Drops When ‘It’s Just Business’

For years, I have heard this phrase ‘it’s just business.’ Underlying this phrase is an excuse to do things that one would not do in their personal life to forward some critical aim that proposes to add value to the bottom line. The Cost of Buying Into the Idea ‘It’s Just Business’ Many use this […]

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Mind the GAAP – Leadership and the Growing Importance of Intangible Value

So what is all this fuss about leadership?  For years Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP have been central to measuring a company’s value. Yet, today, what sets the best organizations apart from others is intangible value. The graphic below shows the rising importance of such value across various industries. Now the question becomes, what […]

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Leaders Understand The Power of Momentum

Merriam Webster defines momentum as “the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.” Inherent in this definition is a secret that the best leaders know. These leaders understand it is not about having the perfect strategy or plan. Assuredly strategic focus and planning are critical, but at the end of […]

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The Heart of Executive Success

One question most executives continuously ask is ‘how can I/we be more effective in growing our business or fulfilling our mission?’ While such reflection can lead to more innovative approaches, often it causes undue stress. This pressure comes from the belief that most senior leaders have that greater success is on their shoulders alone. And […]

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Embracing Our Diversity – What Most Diversity Initiatives Miss

As I note in many of my posts, we live in a time of ever-increasing ambiguity, change, and complexity. Our times require us to be more creative in our approach to building high performing, results-focused organizations that emphasize value-creation. Such a creative approach requires we tap into people’s passion, initiative so that they step out […]

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Attention Leaders – These Three Moves Will Solve Most of Your Problems

In my last post, I shared the opportunity Authentic Courageous Leaders leverage when they honor and explore the reactions of others, as well as their own. In this post, let’s talk about how organizations can create contexts that reduce the reactions themselves. In fact, these three leadership moves can melt many of the triggers that […]

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Authentic Courageous Leaders Leverage Drama

Recently, I was having a conversation with one of my clients about the increasing ambiguity, complexity, and pace executives deal with every day. At one point, he said, ‘David, I would say fifty percent of my time each day revolves around cleaning up drama.’ When I told him to share more, he indicated that other’s […]

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Postulates of Authentic Courageous Leadership

Authentic Courageous Leadership

I have pointed in earlier posts that the world is craving greater leadership. And for the most part, up till recently, we have misunderstood the true path of leadership development. In this post, I offer some pointings that support the unfoldment of Authentic Courageous Leadership.  When followed these will dramatically increase your capacity to be […]

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Leadership is Not a Quest for More

Leadershp is not a quest for more

Every morning when we wake up, the habit of living our daily life begins. At a deeper level, we desire this day to be better than the last, and because of this, we expect the next day to be even better. Because of this are continually seek new ideas that will increase our success, how […]

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Is It Time For You To Answer The Call to Lead?

The executives I have had the privilege to support have the following in common – they: Generate profound business results Own stunning business acumen Consistently stretch to the next level of achievement Care about their impact and legacy However, an increasing number of executives I run into have a question eating at their psyche – […]

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