Ego Depletion or Unnecessary Self-Indulgence? One Way to Increase Your Willpower

There was a time in my life when I would leave work only to immediately collapse in euphoric exhaustion. I’d vegg-out on the couch, eat…

Being Batman: New Research on the Benefits of Embodying Those We Admire

When I published my book two years ago (Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes, available everywhere—wink, wink), I had a number of colleagues who…

Rebirth of the Board Game: A Leadership Learned from Hurricane Irma

This week we experienced a massive hurricane in Florida. If you’ve ever been in a situation to watch a natural disaster come directly at you…

How Leaders Lead When They Aren’t Leading: The Power of a Calming Essence with Kenan Thompson

Much has been written about the ways a leader exudes presence. While there’s no singular definition, presence is often associated with charisma, how someone looks,…

How Much Can You (Mentally) Bench? Six Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness with Ron Howard

When discussing the characteristics of successful leaders, one trait is often overlooked. It’s not the need for charisma, confidence, or communication skills, we talking about…