Category Archives for Leadership Development

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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Improve Results and Cut The Drama

As an executive leader, have you heard these comments or have similar statements ever parted your lips? That’s not what I expected! Why didn’t you follow through? These are just not up to our standards of quality. That’s not what I asked you to do! Why did you focus on that, there are bigger priorities? […]

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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 […]

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