Inclusive Capitalism: recommitting to traditional ideals.

This past week the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican formally launched. I found the announcement exciting. I live my life squarely at the intersection of the business community and the Catholic Church and have a deep love and profound respect for both institutions. The announcement also strikes me as ironic. Having lived squarely…

Do you have a social radar?

Are you aware of how other’s interpret your behaviors? Do you know when you’re causing angst? Developing a social radar is critical as you grow in seniority.

Why your fear is making matters worse

Do you let your imagination define your relationships? Do you build up animosity by assuming intent, making judgements and allowing issues to fester? More often than not, disconnects between people are fueled by assumptions and allowed to fester due to a lack of direct communication.

Executives are responsible for everything.

Those who know me well have heard me say, “Focus is what we say no to.” I believe wholeheartedly that we move the needle the most when we are intensely focused on one, and only one thing. This is true on both a tactical and a more strategic level. If you want to improve client…

Lead with Humble Confidence

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

Diversity: How we built a 50% female leadership team

Several months ago, my daughter Catherine decided to play dodgeball during lunch with several students from her seventh-grade class. Knowing she was a stellar athlete, one of the boys in her class chose her to be on his team with his second selection. She beamed with confidence and dominated the game. How do I know?…

How my bad habit sabotaged productivity for my team

Over the past 12 years of my career, I have ruined vacations for nearly an entire generation of my employees. Like it or not, as leaders, people watch, and emulate, what we do. To say the least, my vacation habits have not been the best example. A Journey to Self Awareness Three years ago, my…

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…

Engineering Cultures Suck at Product

I laughed out loud this morning as I read a blog from High Scalability that noted “Engineering First Cultures Suck at Product.” The author couldn’t be more right, and it’s about time that this message becomes mainstream. The reason I decided to build 3Pillar from an independent consultancy into a product development specialist in 2009…