Are You Making Progress?

How do you know you’re making progress? What signals are you using to assess your development as a leader? How can you make meaningful assessments of your progress and build on your development? I had a chance to ask these questions to a group of senior leaders and the results were surprising. Six of the eight participants from a past Executive Presence programme participated in an Executive Presence Mastery session later on in the year. This was a chance for...

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Bureaucracy And Innovation: Poles Apart or Partners for Life?

It was early in our final Friday in New York when we realised my partner, David, had lost his passport. We were flying out that afternoon so the search was on. Retracing our steps, I phoned the restaurant of our previous evening’s dinner. The staffer said, “Lost and found is handled by our Chicago office. I’ll put you through” I said, “I don’t want to talk to your Chicago office. I want to know if the passport was found last night....

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