Always Forward

Always Forward

As you may or may not know, road cycling is a favorite addiction, er … I mean, hobby of mine. In my book Taking the Lead: What Riding a Bike Can Teach You About Leadership, I used 30 different cycling experiences to illustrate key leadership principles. One...
Passionate vs. Emotional Leadership

Passionate vs. Emotional Leadership

In my experience, passion in leadership usually instills urgency, value and meaning into a team’s work effort. But it’s easy to equate passion and its distant cousin, emotion, to disastrous effect. They are related but very different. Borrowing from...
Movie Snapshot: Burnt

Movie Snapshot: Burnt

I’m a sucker for movies with a personal transformation story—especially in a leadership context. Not long ago I saw one that fits the bill: Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. The main character, Adam Jones, is a gifted chef whose personal life and...
The Last Word

The Last Word

Leaders often settle for control when they could have influence. Mind you, control in leadership is not a bad thing—in fact, in many situations it’s vital. But it’s only one approach. One of the most common ways that the control vs. influence question...

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