IT’S LEADERSHIP, STUPID… Five Things that will Make a Difference in our Current National Struggle

In 1998, Northwest Airlines endured a strike by its pilots, who were members of the Airline Pilots Association. One day while transiting the Memphis airport, I asked one of the picketing pilots what the strike was all about. After ascertaining that I was not a reporter, he gave me his view on ...

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We Need More Like Daniel Hernandez

Were I still a corporate recruiter, I would have been on the phone this morning with University of Arizona junior, Daniel Hernandez talking about his future. With both words and deeds, Mr. Hernandez has, since last Saturday’s Tucson massacre, demonstrated many of the essential requirements of ...

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An Elephant in the Room

Last week I keynoted a breakfast briefing for a group of Memphis area executives. Based on our current book project, Rebooting Leadership, my remarks centered on the leadership realities of the “post-AIG” environment. Three things that seemed to resonate with this audience were: That, as ...

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Susan Boyle Redux

Tom Bergeron, host of Dancing With the Stars has an excellent piece, Does Susan Boyle Know What’s Next, in today’s NY Times. The article posits that, despite a huge adrenalin rush brought on by her incredible performance on “Britain’s Got Talent”, Ms. Boyle will ...

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