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

COVID Lessons Still Worth Learning

July 2, 2020

So much seems to move so slowly these days, as if we are stuck in an endless replay of only slightly revised versions of the same, often disturbing storylines. Yet, at the same time, major new outcroppings do arise even as we retrace steps over increasingly familiar ground. The resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the.. read more

Power Lunch Live Podcast

June 26, 2020

Cassie and I spoke with Rhett Power on his show Power Lunch Live recently.  Hope you enjoy this podcast.   read more

Inside Launch Street Podcast

June 18, 2020

My co-author Cassie Solomon and I were interviewed by Tamara Ghandour with Launch Street.   The conversation allowed Cassie and I to talk about organizational change: what motivations often drive change and strategies for leaders to launch and led successful change initiatives.  Happy listening. Keys to Making Change Work read more

Leading in Hard Times 2020

June 11, 2020

You probably have received a near tsunami of advice about how best to lead during the pandemic. Much of the counsel likely carries value. I offer two thoughts for your consideration as you look at a likely long period of ‘what comes next’. First, we have experienced multiple traumas: health, economic, and societal. They are connected, of course,.. read more

Leading in Hard Times: Lessons from Shackleton

June 5, 2020

The Center for Leadership and Change Management recently published an article I wrote about the leadership lessons from a man who led through the very worst conditions. Leading in Hard Times: Lessons from Shackleton read more

The Problem with Heros

May 29, 2020

My recent piece on the ongoing healthcare crisis and the two sides of our reliance on heros. The Problem with Heroes read more

Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, and Lessons in Change

April 16, 2020

Moses Fleetwood Walker played Major League Baseball in 1884. He was the last openly African-American to do so until Jackie Robinson stepped onto a Major League field on April 15, 1947. During that time, America completed building what might be called its version of apartheid or, as Douglas A. Blackmon entitled his Pulitzer Prize winning book: Slavery.. read more