Real Leaders

Tony Robbins: Time to Rise

Here’s how to take back control of your life in 2024.  By Tony Robbins As we look ahead for 2024, one thing is clear: We are living in uncharted territory — a time when the economic, political, and social landscapes are changing at a record pace. We are all being touched by the events happening […]

What Qualities and Skills Will Define the Next Generation of Leaders?

The leaders of the next generation of business will have to be prepared to handle the accelerated pace of change, and the best skill these leaders can build is one of lifelong learning. The best career arc must have a strong foundation, and with three specific skills, emerging leaders will have a strong advantage in […]

Embracing the Space Between Transition

“Ready or not, the only way through it is by being curious, patient, and honest with ourselves — three of the most important leadership qualities.” There’s a kind of no-man’s-land we enter once we embark on a journey of change; it is called liminal space. You may not be familiar with the term, but you’ve […]

Recognizing When Your Strengths Cast a Shadow and 8 Ways to Fix It

A lot has been written in recent years about “strength-based” development approaches. Research suggests that you’re better off building on your natural strengths and talents than trying to improve your weaknesses. The usefulness of the strength-based approach explains its popularity. It makes good sense: put yourself in situations where your gifts and talents can be […]

Does Remote Work Contribute to Inflation? Let’s Look at the Numbers

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink claimed in a recent interview with Fox that “we have to get our employees back in the office.” According to him, doing so would result in “rising productivity that will offset some of the inflationary pressures.”  Fink did not provide any data in the form of statistics, surveys, or studies to support his claims. He […]

Your Disadvantages Could Turn Out to be Your Biggest Advantages

I learned that lesson as a result of my difficult childhood bouncing between hotel rooms, foster homes and orphanages. By the time I was 18 years old, I had lived in 18 or 20 different places. At 3 years old I was kidnapped by my father and told my mother had died. Dad picked me […]

How to Stop Agreeing to Things You Don’t Want to Do

It’s not just pathological “people pleasers” – at one time or another, almost all of us have found ourselves agreeing to do tasks we don’t want to do, whether it’s accepting a coffee invitation from an acquaintance or acquiescing when a colleague wants a favor. Of course, there are times when an unpleasant activity is […]

What Keeps You Up at Night? My Journey of Overcoming Fear

Turning your company toward social impact can be scary. What guidelines should you follow? How will you pay staff with an unproven business idea? Fear holds many leaders back, especially entrepreneurs working in uncharted waters. Malcolm Wood, a British-Chinese restaurateur, at the top of his game in hospitality and food, risks his life to show […]

Two Ways to Evolve as a CEO: Ambition or Obligation

In my CEO coaching practice, I have observed that there are two ways to change: Either the CEO is sufficiently ambitious to chase that change, or the CEO eventually feels enough pain to become obligated to make that change. For obvious reasons, the former is preferred as the latter usually involves an accumulation of pain […]