Getting to the “Next Amazing” Workplace

By |2021-04-02T20:41:36+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Featured Articles, Leadership, Writing|

From Eric's recent article for strategy+business: “I can’t wait to get everyone back to the office!” “I’m never going to need an office again!” From these two extremes to a thousand variations in between, leaders are thinking about what work will look like once a critical mass of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Much of the conversation focuses on what we will do: where we will work and how much flexibility will be permitted (or demanded). A richer, ...

You’re It Off to Rousing Start

By |2019-06-25T01:09:00+00:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On June 11, You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most was officially available in bookstores. The book brings together 15 years of research and best practices in leading through the turbulence of natural disasters, corporate turnaround, and other incidents. You're It was named one a top business book for June and 800-CEO-READ named it a business book to watch. Initial coverage included spots on Yahoo! Finance, Cheddar TV, and TD Ameritrade Network as well as ...

New Book Now on Pre-Sale

By |2019-06-25T01:10:24+00:00October 24th, 2018|Featured Articles, Leadership, meta-leadership, Thought Leadership, Writing|

I'm excited that my next book is available for pre-order. Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most: You're It distills 15 years of practice and research on leading in high stakes, high pressure situations into a pragmatic framework with field-tested tools. Thanks to co-authors Leonard Marcus Joseph M. Henderson and Barry Dorn for the collaboration. We could only have done this together. Thanks also to the smart and resilient leaders who let us shadow or interview them. Drawn ...

Building Communities of Leaders

By |2018-04-19T02:03:58+00:00April 19th, 2018|Featured Articles, Pillar Trends, Social Innovation, Thought Leadership|

Recently, I was honored to be interviewed by Heidi Legg of The Editorial. It gave me the chance to weave together my crisis leadership work at Harvard, my Master's work on leadership in the context of meta-system scale change (think climate change), and my budding work to build leadership capacity and capability among environmental and conservation professionals. That's a mouthful but I find it interesting and I hope that you do, too: For example, when I talk about communities of ...