Leadership & the Art of Possibility

“Probably a lot of you know the story of the two salesmen who went down to Africa in the 1900s. They were sent down to find if there was any opportunity for selling shoes, and they wrote telegrams back to Manchester. And one of them wrote, ‘Situation hopeless. Stop. They don’t wear shoes.’ And the … Read more

Small Wins, Big Results

“Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens—and when it happens, it lasts.” —John Wooden Despite the fact that we live in a culture that admires “big”—big breakthroughs, big ideas, big money, big muscles, big everything—wise coaches, whether from the world … Read more

Leadership in a Zombie World

Zombies are everywhere these days. Watch “The Walking Dead,” “World War Z” or “Warm Bodies,” for instance. The fascination with zombies is no accident. Maybe the interest is fueled by the sheer desire to escape into a fantasy world. Or maybe there are certain characteristics they possess that we recognize as being familiar. Look at the workplace. While … Read more