Category Archives: Leadership

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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Leading yourself and others through the COVID-19 crisis

First, and most importantly, I pray that you, your family, and friends are safe and healthy. In this incredibly challenging time, it is critical we find ways to stay connected to each other despite being physically separated. Many Kellogg students, alums, and executives have asked for my advice and opinions on how best to personally cope and lead others through

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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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When is it Too Much to Tolerate? If Ever, Now.

Given the craziness of U.S. politics over the past several years, I avoid addressing the topic very often in my writing. This doesn’t mean I ignore what’s happening in our country; frankly, it’s impossible to.  However, I try not to “take sides,” and I strive to look at issues from a “balanced perspective,” seeking to understand ALL sides. I give

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Greetings from Lisbon!

One of the great things about giving leadership talks and presentations to organizations and associations around the world to benefit the work of the One Acre Fund is that I have the opportunity to visit many amazing places. This past Sunday I traveled to Lisbon, Portugal for meetings with the Jerónimo Martins company, an amazing organization with operations in Portugal,

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