Resetting Language: Leading the Conversation on Diversity II

October 13, 2020

Greetings. In this longish newsletter, I resume my attempt to affect how we all, and especially leaders, approach talking about our most acute group identities, particularly race, and how to improve our approach. (Part 1: Setting the Context appears here) This time, I focus on how we consider two current words/phrases in good standing, namely racist.. read more

Setting the Context: Leading the Conversation on Diversity Part 1

September 29, 2020

Tension mounts all around us. Groups clash. Connections fray. Our enemies exploit our divisions. Again. How might any of us, particularly leaders, approach these troubled times? How do we make the conversation about diversity any different, any more effective this time around? I’d like to take two passes at this large, heated and intimidating topic, one in this newsletter.. read more

Organizational Change or Non-Change: Lessons from Telemedicine

September 5, 2020

I wrote an article for Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics’s Health Policy $ense blog. Enjoy. Organizational Change or Non-Change read more

Happiness at Work

September 1, 2020

Greetings. I was interviewed for Management 3.0’s podcast Happiness at Work. Hope you enjoy. read more

Leadership, Change and the Nineteenth Amendment

August 18, 2020

One hundred years and counting. August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment which states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article.. read more

How Leaders Can Regain Trust in Untrusting Times

August 18, 2020

I wrote this article for Knowledge@Wharton on leadership during this troubling time. Enjoy read more

Board Priorities: Now What?

August 14, 2020

I wrote the following article for Directors and Boards. Board Priorities: Now What read more

Engines of Change

August 3, 2020

This article appeared in the 8/1/20 edition of Firehouse, a professional publication for firefighters, especially their leaders.  The article evidences the appeal, accessibility and usefulness of my book Leading Successful Change for very practical folks performing very real and hard work.  Engines of Change read more

Hard Times, Shared Sense- making and Personal Myths

July 23, 2020

White water abounds. Events pound us and cross currents push us about. We pull off to the side of the river, but we find little respite there as we lug our battered craft out of the water. Rather, we find worries aplenty and, for many, too much time to fret.Advice also abounds as we set up camp with.. read more

Every Day Moments Define Leaders

July 16, 2020

I recently wrote an article for Great Leadership, Dan McCarthy’s website featuring opinions and information on leadership and leadership development.  Hope you enjoy   read more