Executive Presence: Communication

“Executive presence” is a broad and general term for the often indefinable qualities we see in leaders….

The Theatrics of Leadership

All the world’s a stage,
 And all the men and women merely players:
 They have their exits and their…

Interview with Korea’s HRD Magazine

On a recent trip to Korea, I was interviewed by HRD, the largest HR magazine in that country….

Focus On Your Strengths?

It’s popular advice these days to “focus on your strengths,” and not worry about your weaknesses. The…

The Empty Cup

Some people already know everything, and are more than happy to let you know it, even when…

What Leaders Read; or, Management as a Liberal Art

It’s always interesting when a recurring theme pops up in coaching sessions with different clients. In separate…

The "Leadership Personality," Part 2

An interesting piece of feedback arrived after my last blog, The “Leadership Personality.” A correspondent felt that…

The "Leadership Personality"

Don’t be a Dodo During a workshop the other night I was asked what personality type I…

Charisma, and How to Get More of It

Do leaders need to be charismatic in order to be successful? I don’t think so, but charisma…

Some Thoughts on Leadership

(Note: This is an excerpt from a much longer article called “Awareness to Action Leadership,” which can…

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