The One Way to Constructively Defuse an Argument

Constructive conflict is a healthy part of any organization. Deprived of it, we end up with a lack of innovation, status quos are not challenged,…

The Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, and the Rebuilding of a Legendary Franchise

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series. If you aren’t a baseball fan, this may not seem like a big deal, but consider that…

Do You Know Your Redshirts? How to Avoid Becoming a Star Trek Captain

I was recently meeting with a leadership committee tasked with overseeing a layoff. It was a grim room filled with apprehension and resentment. No one…

Valentine’s Weekender: Gordon Gekko and the Love of Money

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day edition of leadersayswhat’s the Weekender, an arrow of thought to start your weekend on the right track. Why just an…