In many of my client engagements, I assist organizations that wish to create a culture of accountability. While everyone quickly grasps what it means to hold someone’s feet to the fire (and how that contributes to a culture of accountability) they are sometimes surprised to learn that the finger they are pointing to others, is first and foremost, pointing back at them...
It is a sometimes-painful irony of life that we may learn the most about ourselves when life throws us a curve ball. So it is with leadership. We fully discover our strengths and shortcomings when we are tested by adversity. How we deal with it and what we learn is central to who we are [...]
Visibility. A large network. Relationships. They matter. You need them to formulate a strong leadership brand. Although it is the twenty-first century, I still hear grumblings about the existence of an “old boys’ club.” What is this virtual club...
In Feet to the Fire, I review what it means to have a personal brand and why it is a lasting requirement for leaders. We each portray an image whether intentional or not and whether conscious or not. This image and our personal brand is a by-product of our speech, dress, body language, and actions. [...]
Many of us are drawn to executive roles for the variety afforded by the intellectual and mental challenges, the ability to make a meaningful contribution, the prestige, and the influence we can wield. These are demanding roles typically requiring long days, attendance at community events, socializing and, in many cases, frequent travel. In the same way [...]
In by book, Feet to the Fire: How to Exemplify and Create the Accountability that Creates Great Companies, I speak to the importance of creating an accountability culture. With greater accountability, leaders and peers hold each other to account. Everyone knows they will be expected to meet their commitments and take responsibility for resolving issues. [...]
Available on Amazon.com Feet to the Fire is a go-to book for leaders at all levels. Its balance of personal accountability, practical wisdom, and optimism will inspire leaders by showing them what is possible in both their personal and professional lives. Feet to the Fire provides inspiring examples and practical tools to benefit a range of [...]