Lead with Humble Confidence

In an era of self promotion, we have lost the core of what makes great leaders truly great – humble confidence.

Is the Sharing Economy furthering the wealth divide?

I spent a good part of last week at one of my favorite conferences of the year — Fortune’s BrainstormTech conference. The conference brings together executives from the Media, Technology and Information Services sectors to discuss the state of the industry and various tech trends. Every year I feel like I come away with new…

Stay close to your customer, even if it is cliche

Several years ago I sat with one of my mentors and asked for his advice. He’d been a big-time CEO for several decades, and I felt like all of our conversations were steeped in lessons learned. But this time around, I wanted to know what he considered to be the one piece of wisdom he…

Two easy ways to build momentum

James is a young entrepreneur. He was recruited by seasoned entrepreneurs to help bootstrap a new venture. Together, he and other similarly recruited co-founders have been working under the tutelage of these entrepreneurs and making progress in learning the market and getting product into the hands of consumers. Over these months, James has demonstrated that…

Why your leadership is falling flat

For years I have been perplexed as to why certain individuals fail to inspire action and create momentum despite practicing what many might consider to be the best practices of leadership. These aspiring leaders tirelessly paint a vision, articulate strategy and communicate with clarity. They rally the troops and put the proper emphasis on teamwork. They…

Taking Joy in Someone Else’s Success

Sometimes, it’s more important to take joy in someone else’s success than it is to control what they do. As a business leader, you have to know when to let go and cheer.

Do You Have Superman Syndrome?

Here’s a reminder that the war is more important than the battle, especially for those of us with the tendency to let our Superman Syndrome take over.