The Two Keys to a COO’s Knock-Out Success

The 2 Keys To A COO's Knock-Out Success

A Chief Operation Officer’s effectiveness is 100 percent related to their ability to lead. Success means … Solving complex problems, implementing solutions, and driving change — no matter how big the obstacles Building good communication and collaboration across the organization Gaining the support of other leaders like the CEO and CFO, and harnessing their ability to drive change within the … Read More

Leadership Lessons From 2 Musical Maestros

What can two musicians teach us about leadership… even from the grave? Within a week of each other, two great musicians died. As musicians, they couldn’t have been more different: one, a lyricist with a banjo who wrote songs that swayed his generation with lyrics and melodies so simple and compelling that successive generations embraced them … and the other, … Read More

Leadership Development: Reaching New Heights

Great leadership is attainable. It isn’t reserved for a select few, sprinkled with some magic dust. It is within the grasp of each one of us. The resources are there. It just requires effort and commitment. Let me illustrate with an unlikely but useful example: elevators (lifts, for our British readers). Until recently, building a mile-high building has been technologically … Read More

Essential Leadership Trait Character

Character is an essential leadership trait. What is the cost to leadership when character is absent? Six Leaders Who Lacked Character In fact there isn’t a single character who has, well, character… no one has a moral framework that guides their choices. Character in leadership is under siege. Governor Mike Morris (played by George Clooney), Governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic … Read More

Great Leadership In Tough Times?

There’s no getting around it: these are tough times to lead in. But tough times are great times for leaders who embrace the challenges. Great leaders shine for two reasons: (1) they confront the toughness in all its reality, and (2) they don’t let that reality derail them. They use a framework in their pursuit of great leadership (see an … Read More