What I Think: Followership

Three soft camel toys in a row, from small to large.

The strength of any team is with the followers; leaders have no role without them I was at a crossroads. Two conflicting concerns were converging: the impact of taking unscheduled, unpaid time away from work and the excitement of participating on a jury. I wanted to believe that I had a decision to make, but I […]

The Compassionate Edge: Do, Or Do Not. There Is No Try

Master Yoda on a stamp on an airmail envelope.

“No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” — Master Yoda “Why is this important?” Jedi master Yoda may be a fictional character from the Star Wars series, but the truth of his words is very profound.   

Empty Chairs

A stack of empty chairs.

Why you should deal with succession planning now More than half of 140 North American public and private companies cannot immediately name a successor to their CEO should the need arise, according to a 2010 study conducted by Heidrick & Struggles International, and reported by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, 39% claimed […]