5 Principles of High Performing Leaders: #2

Posted by on December 21, 2010
High performing leaders have a disease that I call chromosomal leadership arrogance. All high performing change leaders inherit this disease. As we climb the corporate ladder we become more arrogant each day and begin to believe in our own invincibility. This is a natural phenomenon and survival instinct. I learned of this condition as a middle linebacker at Notre Dame.…continue reading →

5 Principles of High Performing Leaders: #1

Posted by on December 17, 2010
Change is a constant that must be managed. Personal and professional growth is a product of your ability to react, persevere and embrace the change axiom. Change is a constant that is driven by our personal willingness, capability, and strength of conviction. You can let change happen to you or you can aggressively manage the positive, negative, and ambiguous impact…continue reading →

Knowledge Workers

Posted by on November 26, 2010
A knowledge worker is a seasoned professional, a young high potential or a senior executive: each has specific knowledge and a definitive roll to play with than knowledge, and an organization is not going to be successful without the benefit of each of these component parts.continue reading →

Former Athletes: A Good Hire?

Posted by on November 16, 2010
In September I participated in a lengthy, controversial debate on LinkedIn discussing whether corporations should hire former athletes. There was a strong group who voiced concern that former athletes bring low value and high risk. There were disturbing presumptions and insinuations around race and there was a noticeable division across gender. The most disappointing point was that the majority of…continue reading →


Posted by on November 16, 2010
Great title! But easier said than done. As managers we all want to empower our employees, but how?In their book Empowered Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler show how to use technology to create a HERO-powered business: Turn your employees into: Highly Empowered and Resourceful Operatives The bottom line: your people are your greatest asset. Chances are your employees already know…continue reading →