Executive Succession Planning

If you want to build a sky scraper, don’t start by buying a hammer.

The head of HR for a small regional bank called wanting to know the names of the evaluation tools I use to assess leadership.

“Why would you like to know?” MORE >

The Cost of Misused “Timesavers”

We’ve all been there – the meeting that should have been an email. Why does this happen and how can it be avoided? Meetings can be valuable, but there are way too many that are a waste of time. MORE >

The Wells Fargo Scandal was Inevitable (If not there, elsewhere.)

As Wells Fargo begins to pick up the pieces after the news broke that about 5,300 employees and managers at 6,000 retail branches were involved in opening up about 2 million fraudulent accounts under the names of current investors, Wall Street is reeling from the blow. Many are asking how a scandal of such proportions could happen at one of the big four banks, especially given the federal oversight that was put in place following the financial crisis of 2008. MORE >

Suicide Among Execs: Coping with Stress in the C-Suite

The recent, unusual number of suicides by top executives reminds me of how important it is to talk about the dangers of severe stress in the workplace and some steps you can take to manage your own stress.

Just consider this (incomplete) list of media coverage: MORE >

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