My thoughts on innovation, coaching, leadership and key trends worth noting…

We’re doing something about the global leadership crisis. Join us.

Are you uneasy and/or concerned about the nature and quality of leadership? In business, in government – pretty much everywhere? That for all of the incredible opportunities for equitable growth in an age of abundance, our society is increasingly divided – economically and otherwise? You aren’t alone.  For over a year now, I’ve been working with amazing colleagues

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Drive-by Democracy Isn’t Working

With Brexit, the rejection-by-referendum of the Columbian peace accord with FARC, the Trump win and the troubling popularity of ethno-nationalism in Europe, it is clear that liberal democracy as we have experienced it in the post-war era is facing unprecedented challenge. In a time of 140 character policy pronouncements and of real-time reaction by anyone

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Better you. Better me. Better world. The leadership imperative of our time.

For us dyed-in-the wool optimists it’s hard not to acknowledge the breath-taking improvements in all facets of our life. Take any great city of the West and the benefits of exponential advances in technology, open borders, open minds and the diversity that feeds all is evident to most who live and work there. But journey

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Are you a ‘Lone Genius’?: You need a Thought Partner!

You create, build, manage, make, run and organize things – adding value to a multitude of stakeholders in a complex and volatile world. You are accomplished at what you do, recognized by your peers as a leader. But there is a lot on your plate – or more accurately plates – with the prospect of

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Je Suis Charlie: You (and we) HAVE To Rethink Leadership

The infrequent visitor to this blog might be puzzled by the an apparent lack of coherence found herein. In the ‘Digest’ section I share many of the timely articles/stories that have captured my attention – all more or less speaking to the scale and scope of profound disruption, the forces that are ever faster shaping our

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Leadership = SenseMaking = SenseGiving

“It might be a bit of a mind-bender to some, but what we believe is changing most is how humans navigate and make sense of complexity in the context of continuous change.  For some of us, sensemaking is the revolution within the changemaking revolution” G.K. VanPatter, co-founder Humantific. In IBM’s 2010 survey of over 1,500

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My ‘Moment of Clarity’

You might recall that I am not a fan of, or believer in, business guru’s.   Sure, the Druckers, Gladwells, Sandbergs and Tapscott’s have added great value to ‘the’ great discussion, but for me none have provided any definitive insights that really Mattered. Until now. Enter the second character (of two) who shaped my new mission,

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The context is the (Pre) Singularity

Ray Kurzweil.  If you don’t know his name, you soon will. He is one of two individuals who proved to be agents of my ‘landing’ (the second to be revealed in my next post). As I undertook my scan of techno-trend literature last year, I became aware of a quickening pace of change that was

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I’ve landed (and the how & why of it)

There has been admittedly, a lull in my reporting.  But silence does not speak to inaction or indolence.  Indeed, my neurons have been firing at a particularly active rate of late.  And the point I find myself at in the moment is in fact a landing point.  I have arrived here and have concluded that

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Get real about being realistic…

“I need to be realistic.  I need to be pragmatic.”  How many times have you heard that said – have said it yourself?  About your role as leader, and with respect to the pursuit of your personal destiny? To be an occupier of the C-suite or to aspire to that lofty place, we have learned

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