Your Organization’s Gatorade Shower: What Your Celebration Says About Your Culture

The ways an organization celebrates wins says a lot about their culture. Just look at the National Football League. Regardless of whether you’re a sports…

Do You Learn from Past Experiences? Three Leadership Lessons from the Foo Fighters

When I’m coaching leaders, there’s typically a point when they get frustrated and say, “Why do you keep asking me about the past?” They don’t…

How to Present Executive Presence with James Corden

I’ve been reading a lot about the Buddhist idea of presence and how we can be more aware of the “now.” According to its teachings,…

Complaining is Not Catharsis: Choose Sportsmanship Over Purposeless Venting

Few things bother me more than complaining. I’m not referring to actual complaints, the kind where the individual has a legitimate gripe and would like…

Why the Attitude? The Business Case for Being Nice

I recently received a call from a frustrated CEO who had concerns about his COO. The COO was brash, antagonistic, and exhibiting a pervasively aggressive…