Leaving a Leadership Legacy

Much of the work I do, particularly with 45+ year old executives, is concerned with discovering what they want to leave behind (or be remembered for) in their organizations and communities. We take the time to reflect, clarify and write a statement about their personal leadership legacy. I am occasionally asked what this individual legacy […]

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Trouble at the Summit

From the March 11, 2008 Aspire Collaborative Services Newsletter: High achievers may exhibit what George Parsons and Richard Pascale have described in Harvard Business Review as “Summit Syndrome”. We notice this phenomenon when an employee with an outstanding career becomes stagnant; or worse, she may sabotage her career by initiating unproductive arguments, failure to collaborate, […]

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Agility through Reflective Practice

My clients are on overwhelm! It doesn’t seem to matter what organization they are in or what position they have within that organization. A common goal for leaders is to be “agile”. Essentially, agility is the ability to change directions quickly. This often requires fast decision making. Most leaders claim it is impossible to put […]

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Interesting Book

“Carly Fiorina, Tough Choices” a memoir. Now we know her side of the story. She sure took a beating, and I’m happy she could put her story out there. Readers may take different things away from this book about the rise and fall of the former CEO of Hewlett Packard. I was reminded of how […]

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Leadership is a Calling

I’ve just picked up the latest offering by Thomas Moore (author of the classic “Care of the Soul”), “A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born To Do“. I’m hoping to find some wisdom that I can pass along to clients who are losing energy and connection to their reasons for […]

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