And Then What? Reveal Your Leadership Blindspots With This Question From A Top Gun

January 3, 2018 // Innovate or fall behind. Even in a world that’s getting more uncertain by the minute, where threats can come from anyone and anywhere, the competitive imperative for nearly all businesses is still that simple. For former Navy Top Gun instructor and current director of business development at Progeny Systems David Markert, […]

MBAs can front a revolution in collaborative leadership

December 12, 2017 // There seems to be growing unease with the value we place on leadership. Susan Cain, author of Quiet, a best-selling book about the power of introverts, offers an example in a New York Times piece “Not Leadership Material? Good”. In it, she is specifically focusing on how college admissions favour applicants […]

Testing the CEO President

August 4, 2017 // Perhaps one of President Donald Trump’s most endearing qualities to his supporters – a trait he promoted throughout a contentious 2016 election campaign – is that he isn’t a lifelong politician. He’s a businessman. A salesman. A brander. He was the patriarch of the Trump Organization real estate empire before trading […]

Why John Flannery’s Leadership Could Be a Win for GE

June 21, 2017 // With the news that Jeff Immelt is stepping down as CEO of GE and John Flannery is stepping up to the job, plenty of people are asking: What will Immelt’s departure mean for GE’s performance? After 16 years of stock-price malaise, will the company get energized again? Many seem to think […]

Behind Rightmove’s Extraordinary Growth

Ask Rightmove CEO Peter Brooks-Johnson to name the key to the company’s extraordinary growth and he takes no time to answer. “Are you familiar with the term network effects …?” He’s referring to the phenomenon by which a network (the simplest example is a telephone system) becomes more valuable to its users with each user […]

Expecting The Remarkable At Dexcom

“I was in a meeting last week, and I asked a simple question: ‘Is this remarkable?’ They all looked at me. I just said: ‘I want remarkable.’” The speaker, Kevin Sayer, is President and CEO of Dexcom, Inc. ranked #2 on this year’s Forbes list of Most Innovative Growth Companies (Last year, Dexcom ranked number […]

Bursting the CEO Bubble

When you’re the CEO of a large organization—or even a small one—your greatest responsibility is to recognize whether it requires a major change in direction. Indeed, no bold new course of action can be launched without your say-so. Yet your power and privilege leave you insulated—perhaps more than anyone else in the company—from information that […]

6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do a lot better if you want to get things done. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”” text=”Read More”]

Being Quiet is Part of Being a Good CEO

After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly. [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” size=”medium” url=”” text=”Read More”]