Stepping Out, Not Down: Why Your Aging CEO Won’t Retire

Stepping Out, Not Down: Why Your Aging CEO Won’t Retire

You’ve done your succession planning homework, and you’ve taken all the right steps—whether this involved meticulously grooming younger members of the family business, or conducting an exhaustive search for a competent and closely aligned outside candidate for you...
Freedom to Fail: One Simple Way to Foster Fearless Employees

Freedom to Fail: One Simple Way to Foster Fearless Employees

Failure is an inevitable part of life—and, of course, business. It’s a topic I cover thoroughly as a leadership and succession planning speaker, in part because I learned early in my career to actually value failure for the indelible lessons it can teach us, both...
The Myth of “The Right Time” + Three Reasons to ACT NOW

The Myth of “The Right Time” + Three Reasons to ACT NOW

We’ve all heard the adage “in life, the only constant is change,” and I don’t think any of us really disagree. So why is it so hard to remember that this wisdom applies to our professional lives, too? As a leadership keynote speaker, there’s one phrase I hear more...