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Accountability: The difference between management and leadership

Accountability and the inner work of leadership Leadership gurus are often asked about the difference between management and leadership, and how to make the transition. My two answers: accountability, and inner work. The perfect manager, but not yet a leader Charlotte is an experienced and highly trained senior manager. She knows good management starts with […]

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Glass cliffs and ceilings: Statistics, gender balance, market failure, and loss of top talent

Sometimes, though I hate driving, my mind turns to randomly interesting areas.  Today, it was gender balance – and I was reflecting on how much of the development work that I’ve done with senior teams puts me in a room full of men.  When my classes are full of 50 something senior leaders, it will […]

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Change Strategy: Introduction (Science of Org Change)

A day late and a dollar short As a consultant frequently called-in mid-project when change is going badly, I am asked to supply tactical means of resolving people and culture problems.  As with aid workers surveying a post-hurricane scene, I find political conflicts, unhappy stakeholders, culture clashes, dysfunctional project teams, skills issues, sponsorship troubles, delays […]

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Leadership and the body: The undiscovered frontier

The following is excerpted from the full article which is available to community members for free download using the link at the bottom of this page.  Further articles from the Leadership White Paper series are coming soon. The next step for leadership? In bygone times, developing leaders focused on bettering their thinking: solving strategic problems […]

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Leadership in the Jungle

“These high-ROI innovations mean the program pays for itself many times over. The elegance of its design means that strong financial returns, talent development and the creation of social value coexist. The mutual reinforcement and harmony between these goals is precisely the bank’s ambition — for frequently these are seen as tradeoffs: do-good or make […]

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FIFA, LIBOR, and Volkswagen Ethics Scandals in 2016

Video:  How did the worlds most important interest rate, largest car manufacturer, and largest sports organization become corrupted by billion-dollar scandals?  What happened? How could the mishaps have been avoided? What are the lessons for business leaders?  

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Change Agility: Creating Growth Cultures

Video: Why do organizations, it seems, resist change?  What does an agile organization look like?  What are the levers leaders can pull to great agile, growth cultures?

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Why We Suck at Behavioral Change

Video: In this signature talk at Microsoft’s Distinguished Author Program, I cover why behaviors do not follow intentions, plans, and strategies.  What is wrong with the ways people change behaviors (in themselves, in business, and in society) that makes it so difficult?  After watching this, watch this for some strategies that work.

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21st Century Behavioral Change Strategies

Video: In this signature talk at Microsoft’s Distinguished Author Program, I introduce three ideas from 21st century science  that produce measurable changes in behavior.  For why existing strategies don’t work, view Why We Suck at Behavioral Change.  

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My Story

My passions I’m passionate about science and philosophy, and how they can be used in service of human flourishing, well-run businesses, and a better world for all of us. I have 35 years’ experience in business as a consultant with one of the world’s leading professional services firms and founder of Future Considerations, one of […]

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