Zen and the Art of Executive Leadership

Oftentimes, knowledge comes from unexpected sources! Discovery of those nuggets depends on one’s ability to associate and read between the lines. This requires a curious and alert mind. Because it is not unusual to find all kind of solutions, participants, and choice opportunities when we’re not experiencing any problems to which they can be attached, …

Leadership Inflation and Management Devaluation

Who believes in their heart of heart that: Familiar management approaches have become less and less relevant? Thought leaders struggled to find a better approach to managing a business? Coaching for leadership is that new management approach? This opinion was formulated back in 2000 by the greatest coaches and thinkers in the world on management …

To Be a Mature Executive Leader is a Choice

The current Zeitgeist dominating our decision-making processes is unsustainable because it conflicts with our humanity, which refers to the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals). CEO Adventure is a call for the human maturation of our executive leaders. How to Live within a System We live our lives in relationships to …

What Leaders Should Learn from Helping Girls Go to School

Serving as my Rotary club’s International chair, I was asked if we would want to participate in a project in Latin America. It involved piping drinking water to a small rural community on Bolivia’s Altiplano. The benefits of this relatively small investment to an entire community were not immediately obvious. For example, girls could go …

This Is Business! What About Morality?

Have you ever wondered why the exhortation “This Is Business!” should be an acceptable and definitive justification for a decision that undermines a business’ structural integrity? Typically, these decisions involves implementation of operational efficiency measures such as making employees redundant while demanding fewer people to carry the same work load sometimes even without getting paid …