3 February

Leadership Games: Toss Monopoly, Tune Into Project Runway

If you are a leader working in an organization today, you are constantly riding the competition-cooperation seesaw. You must simultaneously cooperate (to get and keep clients, to get work done) and compete (for internal resources). Leaders who struggle with the competition-cooperation see-saw face constant anxiety, frustration and often career-ending jobs. What’s Monopoly Got To Do…

7 January

Downton Abbey Leadership Lessons

Americans have an enduring taste for PBS’ Downton Abbey. This past Sunday was the premiere of Season 4.  Trending everywhere on social media, the British period drama TV series depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era.  The show’s timing reflects the growing interest in the great events…

19 December

Are There Times When Ignorance Is Bliss For A Leader?

There’s been debate for some time (some say started by Lisa Simpson in a 2001 Simpson episode) that smart people are not as happy as those with lower intelligence. If Lisa is correct, then can we jump to the conclusion that ignorance is bliss?  Nobody knows. This hypothesis has yet to be tested. Even Freakonomics…