Category Archives: Balance

My annual three most important days…and boy did I need them this year!

A friend summed up 2020 the other day for me: “Harry, the only good news regarding 2020 is that it is almost over.” Very few people have seen anything like it: A pandemic that has killed more than 1.5 million people around the world, including 280,000 Americans; 25 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, significant social unrest, and a U.S. presidential

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Examples of leadership in crisis…and it must include us!!!

Since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, I have had numerous discussions with my Kellogg students both in classes and one-on-one. The words used to describe the horrible tragedy were a combination of shock, disgust, disbelief, anger, frustration and embarrassment. The student questions included: How could someone do that to a fellow human being? Why didn’t the

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A great example of ‘Those Guys’

In my classes and talks I often mention “those guys,” a mysterious, magical group of men and women that people will often refer to as the ones they’re waiting for to solve a given problem, large or small. True values-based leaders, however, recognize that THEY are “those guys,” and they take it upon themselves to find meaningful solutions and make

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Regarding the Business Roundtable’s “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation”

As you may have read, this past Monday the Business Roundtable, which consists of more than 200 CEOs of large American corporations, released their “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation.” Though representing a wide range of companies, the CEOs signed a shared commitment to the following: Delivering value to our customers Investing in our employees Dealing fairly and ethically

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