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,…

Why Leaders Should Be More Like Ebenezer Scrooge: A Five Step Process

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge is one of my favorite holiday traditions. As much as I’d like to say that I read Dickens’ A Christmas…

How Does Your Homework Affect Work-Life Balance?

Last week my kids went back to school. As much as they groaned, I felt myself grumbling even more knowing that our “relaxing” evenings were…

Are Ethicist More Ethical? The Need for Moral Leaders

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the perceived trustworthiness associated with expressing moral outrage. Since then, I’ve found myself on the receiving end as…

The Superman Effect of Contagious Leadership

I was speaking to a colleague last week who wasn’t feeling as if his leadership mattered. He has a high functioning team that needs little…