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Leadership Skills

Loddie Foose shares an experience that illustrates how a disempowering executive interaction can lead to a key moment in learning how to look at an issue from a different perspective to gain understanding. I felt my stomach drop as I looked at his face. “Mr. VP” had invited me into his office to provide feedback […]


Susan Drumm, founder and host of The Enlightened Executive, shares a podcast on the power of music.  “Music has the power to enhance our team and personal effectiveness.  Wondering how? Certain songs have the ability to trigger powerful emotions and memories within us. By harnessing this power, we can intentionally use music to subconsciously boost […]

Loddie Foose shares an article designed to help you dial up your leadership skills to approach, deal with, and overcome seemingly insurmountable problems in both business and life. Have you ever looked at a challenge head on and thought, “that’s huge… it’s going to knock me over”? In your mind, it may have held the […]

In this article, Tiago Garjaka explains how CEOs undermine and inhibit the business transformation process. We all know that CEOs play a unique role in an organization. They are responsible for linking the organization to the outside world, setting up and delivering on the vision, strategy and goals, leading the executive team, and defining the […]

In this article, Gerardo Alvarez-Franyutti explores the pros and cons of following the herd when it comes to making business decisions. “When Harvard MBAs flock to an industry, it’s a sign that it’s about to collapse” – Bill Sahlman, 2000 When approaching a toll road station, have you noticed how people tend to queue in […]

Greg Hennessy shares an article on how to best provide support for friends and colleagues.  If you are anything like me, you do your best to support your family, friends, and colleagues in times of need or propel them to new heights in times of growth and opportunity. But with so many things to juggle […]

Marja Fox shares a valuable article for leaders on how to cultivate loyalty in the workplace. I previously wrote about being accused of lacking loyalty for leaving an organization of which I was a part for two years. Though my departure was prior to the Great Resignation, that ongoing event makes it clear that I’m […]

In this article, Amy Giddon identifies the connection between curiosity and courage.  “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” — Brené Brown We’re having trouble seeing each other these days. It’s always been hard to show up in our full complexity and contradictions, and now we have social media further tempting us […]

Darryl Stickel shares an article on how to build trust with virtual teams and why it is often lacking.  Discussions about creating high-performance teams have been with us long before the pandemic arrived.  Dramatic changes in the nature of our work and the spread of virtual teams created by the pandemic have profoundly challenged leaders […]


In this article, Susan Drumm shares unexpected productivity tips for leaders and CEOs.  Are productivity tips for leaders different from productivity tips for everybody else? Most of us struggle with the same productivity pitfalls, regardless of job title. We all wish there were more hours in the day and fewer emails. We’re all distracted by […]