Category: Leadership

Why your recruiting process sucks

In my “Strategies” column in the July 2021 issue of magazine, we mentioned that when it comes to reigniting growth, talent is a key driver. The demand and competition for talent these days continues to be extreme, and companies are working harder than ever on talent acquisition and retention, yet not seeing much improvement.… Read more »

A Lesson in Breaking the Rules

Of the more than 3,500 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, Mary Edwards Walker is the first and only female recipient of this high commendation. It’s a stunning statistic that lags well behind other social advances of the past 150 years. But the story of how one woman earned the armed forces’ highest recognition is an… Read more »

3 Game-Changing Leadership Lessons for Muggles

Picture this leadership challenge: Find three missing ancient artifacts, you have no idea where they are or how to employ them, and use them together to defeat all that is evil. P.S. Your parents are dead. My 12-year-old daughter recently purchased her very own set of the complete Harry Potter book series by J.K Rowling.… Read more »

The Case of the Broken Printer

Recently my father-in-law (let’s call him “Pop,” as my daughters do) was performing one of life’s most mundane tasks: fueling up his car with gasoline. He was at one of the ubiquitous convenience-store chains here in our neck of the woods, well known and which shall remain nameless here. Because of his job, he needed… Read more »

The Habits of Leadership

This summer my family and I vacationed in England and Ireland. In London we got around town mainly by Tube and bus. For Ireland, we opted for a self-guided driving tour. Somehow I was elected chauffeur (looking at you, Amy Greene). Driving on the other side of the car, on the other side of the… Read more »