Leadership Perspectives

To make things happen, focus on the future, not the past

June 26, 2012

Most of the conversations that people have, especially when they are trying to get things done, seem to be about things that have happened in the past.  That’s ironic since nothing gets done in the past.  If you want to get things done, you have to talk about the future and the possibilities that exist […]

Leading change? Create a sense of urgency.

May 16, 2012

So many leaders that I talk to lament how difficult it is to effect change.  The most seemingly minor changes require Herculean efforts to implement as employees kick, balk, and sabotage. One CEO recently complained to me of the ridiculous amount of time he spent listening to complaints and talking to employees about the adoption […]

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