Category Archives for Executive Presence

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Part Two: The Nuclear Power Behind Your Leadership

Introduction The goal of this two-part series is to highlight the real power behind leadership and its continuous development in the human being. This power is one’s self-awareness. In part I of this blog series, I emphasize that the primary benefits of expanding one’s self-awareness. These advantages include: Sharper focus Increasing creativity More energy The […]

Continue Reading

Part One: The Nuclear Power Behind Your Leadership

The Nuclear Power of Leadership

There is one nuclear power behind all great leaders and this power is not what you ‘think.’ Ask most executives, ‘Is leadership critical to the success of your venture?’ The answer is ‘yes!’ And each year, leadership rises as the number one talent development needs for corporations. This is according to Deloitte’s latest ‘Human Capital […]

Continue Reading

UBER – The Tale of Another Traumatized Executive

Uber CEO, Childhood Trauma and Leadership

Yesterday, Travis Kalanick, UBER’s CEO announced he was taking an extended leave of absence. Recently, the leadership of embattled CEO is also under significant scrutiny due to alleged sexual harassment and dismal record around diversity. As noted in reports, the board is stepping in to try to transform the culture. These shifts include revisiting the […]

Continue Reading

Visionary Leaders Dispel The Myth of Future

I just came home from a networking event where the speaker delivered a presentation on a common theme – The future. It is also a topic many of my clients have a keen interest in when we start to work together. And why not, right? The future is full of new possibilities and exciting changes. […]

Continue Reading

You Say You Want to Lead?

The term ‘leadership; has so many definitions. In fact, if you search for leadership on Amazon, over 215,000 tiles come up in a pursuit of leadership books. Many business executives are avid readers on the subject and many organizations invest heavily in the development of leadership. Given that, the question becomes why don’t more managers […]

Continue Reading