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 ...

Why Resilience and Well-Being Matter in Your Organization

By |2017-12-28T17:11:12+00:00August 12th, 2017|Featured Articles, Leadership, Resilience, Thought Leadership, Writing|

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Mabbly founder Adam Fridman for a recent Inc. article on the relevance of well-being for organizations. My contribution was on resilience and the need to keep people focused on a positive future even in the face of adversity. Resilience is about the ability to bounce forward. When leaders model and articulate a "We can do it!" attitude, they inspire confidence and help calm fears. This is essential if you expect people to ...

Back at MIT

By |2017-07-27T19:02:36+00:00July 27th, 2017|Experience, Featured Articles, meta-leadership, Speaking|

Eric McNulty (l) with program director, Steve Goldman It was a great pleasure to return to MIT this week to speak at the Business Continuity and Crisis Planning executive education course. It's my fourth consecutive year. I always enjoy engaging on meta-leadership with a group that walks the talk on the front lines. This year, about 40% of the group came from outside the U.S. and they represented organizations from large multinationals to at least one start up. ...