Mind, Body, Spirit <​–​>Leadership

Leadership is a powerful force that depends on finding harmony between the mind, body, and spirit. All parts must be attuned to make thoughtful decisions while remaining connected to ourselves and others. A strong self-awareness is paramount for success; understanding how our mental state affects decision-making processes is vital. Tending to our physical health gives … Read more

What Rhymes with Crisis?

Too often we think of history as disposable and irrelevant. But Mark Twain knew better: “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” What he meant is that the more we pay attention to patterns, similarities, and trends from our past experiences, the more equipped we will be to make wise decisions for our … Read more

Be Perturbed and Learn

In his highly acclaimed 2021 book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, Adam Grant implores leaders to think and act like scientists searching for truth. I’ll illustrate that approach through the concept of “perturbation theory” which is used by truth-seekers in science, math, and engineering, and apply it to crisis leadership. At … Read more

Crash Landing (Not Inevitable)

When the pandemic hit us in March 2020, it felt like the world was freefalling. The Dow Jones had been flirting with an all-time high just days before, and suddenly millions of people were unemployed, iconic firms begged for bailouts and small businesses everywhere trembled in fear. In this time of crisis, CEOs were called … Read more

Innovation for the New and Next Normal

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a surge of innovation in many industries, as companies rapidly adapted and responded to the changes brought by the virus. From healthcare systems responding to the influx of patients to online retailers finding new ways to reach customers, creativity, and resilience have been key for staying afloat during these … Read more

Align on Mission

In his 2022 update to his seminal book on leadership, In Discover Your True North, Bill George, acclaimed former Medtronic Chairman & CEO, profiled behaviors for leaders to enable compassion, empowerment, accountability, and engagement. Here’s a bonus excerpt from my new book (working title), “A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal.” It echoes this week’s … Read more