Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.
Today, BoardSource launched Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, which is a comprehensive scan of current nonprofit board practices, policies, and performance.
Most people do not associate innovation and the notion of a lean startup with government, but former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Aneesh Chopra shares his insights about data and how government data can be a force of positive change to enable the private sector for the benefit of everyone.
Being an innovator, a disrupter, within your area of expertise, knowledge or ideation is not just about that a-ha moment. It's about capitalizing on it. It's about realizing the value of what you hold in your head or your hands and making it all happen.
The World Economic Forum in Davos just ended, and with it came news that the gender gap in still alive and well, especially in the United States, which is ranked behind Nicaragua, Burundi and Latvia, just to name a few.
The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.
Most organization leaders were concerned that even their own staff members couldn't 100% accurately relay their mission. So where does the breakdown happen?
Writing has allowed me to find myself when I found myself looking for answers. But most importantly, like Anne Frank, it allows me to build courage consistently to pursue my dream. I hope you will take the time to find your voice using your writing as your guide post.
Listen carefully to the buzz during the World Economic Forum annual meeting this week and one thing is abundantly clear: Current global realities have changed the game for most firms. Today, corporate capacity for innovation and transformation is a critical imperative to survive and thrive.
It is only with a thoughtful, re-imagined approach to discovering and cultivating talent that we will be able to put the best leaders in place to advance our current trajectory.
How do we get more women onto more boards? We should want this not because of some handout or some quota, but because they are well-qualified and will make contributions that will improve the functioning of the companies which they serve.
Instead, he shared a dream that provided a vision of equality and hope for a struggling nation. His dream was not to get elected and not to become rich; it was a dream that was to and for everyone.
We see the most effective way to reach these goals is to put authentic, humble, and proactive cause-based collaboration at the center of how we work. We've seen this work well in the case of malaria.
In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Ana...
A tough message and tone -- used sparingly, privately and deliberately -- is a necessary leadership tool.
This weekend I was talking to my mother-in-law and looked up from where she was sitting to see our attic door dangling from its hinges ready to fall and clock her in the head (not a way to get bonus points with the in-laws).