How do you build your G-Rig and why should you be thinking about it?

September 10, 2017

First and foremost, I trust that you and yours are safe this hurricane season.  Change used to come largely in a similar, sweeping, all-encompassing form, disrupting prolonged periods of relative calm.  Today, though, change drives so much of our journey through permanent white water conditions.  Water and turbulence  are everywhere so much of the time... read more

My New Book: We Can Fix Healthcare

February 17, 2017

Healthcare seems never to drift far from the front pages, physical or digital, and, if it ever left, it has now returned with a vengeance as a new waves of sturm und drang surround the handling of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  As many of you know, I have spent over two decades working.. read more

Why we shouldn’t give up… and why we should ‘show up’ for 2017

February 8, 2017

My sign off on these newsletters is ‘paddle on’, in these demanding, turbulent, change filled times, inside organizations and outside them. My organizational travels over the past year and especially since the US elections have brought me in repeated contact with people unusually and uncharacteristically troubled about the state of the country and the world,.. read more

Cyber Monday

November 28, 2016

Wharton Digital Press, publisher of my book Leading Successful Change, is offering TODAY ONLY – Cyber Monday, a particularly great deal on Leading Successful Change.  You can purchase the Ebook for $1.99.  That’s right folks, $1.99. With so much change in the air its a perfect opportunity to gather insight and ideas to impact your organization... read more

AUDIO: Its not time for Chicken Little….

August 31, 2016

Summer winds down. The Olympics fade. The autumn workload comes into view. The autumnal equinox approaches. Once upon a time in our collective agrarian past, we would have been deep in the work of harvest and all that that meant: the possible celebration of bounty and the determination of prospects for the winter ahead. Like.. read more

9 Days of $.99

June 7, 2016

Summer is officially here and I am 99% certain that you will carve out time for reading and relaxation.  And I am 100% convinced that I have a book to add to your summer reading list. Wharton Digital Press, publisher of my book Leading Successful Change, is offering TODAY, a particularly great deal on my.. read more

Lessons From Antarctica

April 13, 2016

Greetings.   I spent much of Wharton’s winter break getting to and from or being in Antarctica.  From 12/27/15 to 1/9/16 I flew over 15,000 miles along with 8 days and 7 nights of camping out on King George Island, hiking in slushy snow and mud, moving camp 4 times, building (and rebuilding) snow walls,.. read more

ARTICLE: Tough or Toxic?

September 21, 2015

Our white water world of change can challenge and stress, even deplete us…and that’s just the environment and the work! I say “just” because how we and others handle the challenge and the stress has everything to do with how much that world depletes our direct reports and our peers. If we let ourselves get.. read more

VIDEO: Behavior in Strategy Implementation

June 15, 2015

Strategy. Grand thoughts. Detailed market analysis. Huge capital decisions. And behavioral change. In the end and most importantly, behavioral change. This newsletter and the accompanying video concerns the central importance of behavioral change to strategy implementation. Summer provides a great opportunity for many of us to recharge.   Whether your recharging translates into more exercise, travel,.. read more

Leadership Through Transitions

March 10, 2015

    Anxiety runs high during periods of whitewater –people get anxious and leaders want to reassure.   When leaders work to steady the waters it is important to remember that a number of reassuring strategies can have negative middle and long term outcomes.  Consider the following strategies. First, avoid being specific in your assurances and.. read more