1301, 2021

LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS by Tony Mulkern

January 13th, 2021|Leadership|

The deep divisions present in our country at this time seem to constitute a leadership crisis, and those of us in the executive development business need to engage in self-examination.  Some Americans are beginning to question the viability of democracy itself. I share the view expressed in the famous quotation attributed to Churchill that “democracy is the worst form of

2710, 2020

CAN YOU HANDLE A BOOM?

October 27th, 2020|Leadership|

Tired of reading about Zoom fatigue and the need to resign yourself to the “new normal?”  If so, this article may provide the relief you crave. It is time to plan take advantage of the opportunities that the end of the Covid-19 crisis will bring.  Consider the estimate of third quarter GDP growth by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta:

408, 2020

All Times Are Turbulent

August 4th, 2020|Leadership|

By Tony Mulkern Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management theory, published in the 1980s his Managing in Turbulent Times.  Though much respected and still worth reading, the book was given a redundant title.  Every epoch or era has been turbulent. In our own recent history since the year 2000, we have had the attacks of 9/11; the war in

2304, 2020

Words to Inspire Clients and Teams in this Crisis: A View from the Bridge

April 23rd, 2020|Leadership|

By John Frederich, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®  Editor’s Note: While reflecting upon possible communications for bolstering morale and engagement during the current Covid-19 crisis, I received the following email that a long-term client John Frederich had sent to his team and clients and decided that I could provide no better example to readers of this column. He provided permission to reprint

2402, 2020

Avoid Corona Virus Panic

February 24th, 2020|Leadership|

While I write this article regarding the corona virus, the Dow Jones stock index is down nearly 1,000 points.  Clearly, panic is upon us.  If ever there was a time to say, “Calm down,” this is it. We did not panic when 80,000 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to the flu in the 2018-2019 season by the Centers for

802, 2020

How to Be More Successful Than Most Other People Is Not Complicated

February 8th, 2020|Leadership|

By Andrew Neitlich   Editor's Note:  One of the best and most succinct articles I have ever read on success is reprinted here with permission from the author and guest columnist this month, Andrew Neitlich, pictured to the side. A Harvard MBA and long-time consultant to major corporations, Andrew is the author of six books and the Director and co-Founder of