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 ...

Transformation Article is Finalist for Award

By |2018-03-22T13:30:05+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Featured Articles, Leadership|

Woo-hoo! I am pleased that this article about the dramatic turnaround at NYU Langone Medical Center that I co-authored with Doug Wilson and Nathaniel Foote is a finalist for a prestigious the American Society of Business Publication Editors Azbee Awards of Excellence. Among the lessons is that clear, transparent metrics and deep humanity can turn an aspirational vision for transformation into an inspirational reality. for We'll hear later this spring. Fingers crossed! Here is a brief excerpt. I invite you ...

The Leadership Brain

By |2018-01-04T17:22:23+00:00January 4th, 2018|Experience, Featured Articles, Leadership, meta-leadership, Resilience, Speaking|

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard, where I research and teach, is creating short video modules based on our curriculum. I am pleased that I was asked to take on the inaugural segment on the leaders brain. In this clip, I discuss the ways that cognitive biases shape one's perceptions and decisions--sometimes in dramatic ways--along with strategies for counteracting their effects. I also explore the instinctual freeze-flight-fight response to threat preempts more reasoned thinking (along with tips on how ...

Leading Through Principles Makes Top Read List

By |2017-12-28T17:09:46+00:00December 28th, 2017|Experience, Featured Articles, Leadership, Thought Leadership, Writing|

Photo by Nick Hillier on Unsplash I am pleased that my piece for strategy+business on leading through principles made the 2017 "most read" list. With more than 20,000 views, the article certainly resonated with many people. And that is the more important point--how moving from rules to principles engages and empowers an organization to more nimbly solve problems, seize opportunities, and fulfill its goals. It was fun to include companies such as O'Reilly Media, Metro Bank, and Herman ...