19 June

Why isn’t this personal?

We’ve probably all heard the old saying “this isn’t personal, it’s just business”…or some variation on that line. Usually, it’s dragged out when someone is about to be laid off, or a hostile takeover is being launched, or whatever, but the common theme always seems to be that someone is going to get hurt…and that…

1 June

The Healthy Leader – June 2012

What Legacy Will You Create Today? Every day you make a difference. Will it be large or small? Lasting or fleeting? The truth is, you shape your own leadership legacy. And you do it right now. What Great Leaders Know Great leaders are crystal clear about the legacy they want to create. While ordinary leaders…

1 May

The Healthy Leader – May 2012

  Are You Worth Knowing?   * Humans are social animals who depend on interactions with others. To be sustainable and worthwhile, these relationships must be mutually beneficial and grounded in respect. Building strong relationships also requires that you understand the value you bring and how you impact others. Striking a balance between these key…

5 March

The Healthy Leader – March 2012

When Do Your Values Lead the Way? A Goldman Sachs executive director resigns, calling the company’s current culture “toxic and destructive.” A United States Senator announces her resignation, saying that the Senate “is not living up to its billing…and routinely jettisons regular order.” These surprising and very public assertions are the result of one thing:…

14 February

The Healthy Leader – February 2012

Are you driven to excel? The Detroit Auto Show can be a pretty action-packed event, but in the middle of it all Christine Park, pictured above, is talking about the calming effect of the new Cadillac XTS: “Take a look at the main line here…it sets the tone of the interior. It’s that cleanliness that…

4 January

The Healthy Leader – January 2012

Will You Overcome? The Euro Zone debt crisis… Government gridlock… Sabre rattling in the Straits of Hormuz… Much as you’d like to enter 2012 riding a fresh wave of optimism, the headlines continue to trumpet ominous threats to the world’s fragile economy. What Great Leaders Know Great leaders know that life is inherently impermanent. Nothing…

26 December

2011 The Healthy Leader Monthly Editions

December 2011: Do you listen to your body? “This job is killing me.” You might be right. A Tufts Medical School study found that 40 percent of Fortune 500 executives are obese, while three-fourths live a sedentary lifestyle, putting themselves at risk for diabetes, heart disease and a host of other life threatening conditions. View…

1 January

The Healthy Leader – January 2011

Who’s Running Your Life? 2010 was a year filled with angst and turmoil. Were you able to focus on what is truly important? Or were you mostly just reacting to the relentless stream of problems and demands? What Great Leaders Know Great leaders know that self-reflection is a key to charging hard into the future…