Category Archives: Leadership

How to Create Real Change: Smashing the Plateau with David Shriner-Cahn

on September 18, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

David Shriner-Cahn hosts the Smashing the Plateau podcast and today he released our conversation, “How to Create Real Change.” As fellow New Yorkers, David and I have met in person many times since my first time on his show, including at events he’s organized through his firm, TEND Strategic Partners, which helps small firms and entrepreneurs advance. Being friends makes the conversation more open and friendly. I talk more about[…] Keep reading →

Lead Yourself Before Blaming Scientists for Not Solving Global Warming

on September 15, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

My Inc. article today, “Lead Yourself Before Blaming Scientists for Not Solving Global Warming,” began Lead Yourself Before Blaming Scientists for Not Solving Global Warming Everyone is quick to point fingers. We’re less quick to take responsibility, but that’s what leaders do. Leaders take responsibility. We know the futility of blaming others, however much we indulge in doing so. We can’t change the past. We can, however, act in the[…] Keep reading →

The environment: Little things matter but NOT because they add up

on September 13, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

The internet is filled with “10 tips to lower your carbon footprint” and “21 easy ways to help the environment.” Here’s a screen shot: There are too many pages of them to count. They aren’t working. Sure, some people might change a light bulb or two, but greenhouse gas levels aren’t decreasing, nor is pollution, nor resource depletion. The number one problem with “little tips” People say enough little things[…] Keep reading →

Leadership Step by Step in elevators

on September 12, 2017 in Education, Leadership

I woke to emails that media coverage of my book, Leadership Step by Step, is appearing in elevator TV screens in office buildings. Naturally, being interviewed to appear in the pieces means I knew it was coming, but it still feels great for people to see it. Thank you to C-Suite TV for hosting!

Leadership & The Environment. How to Align Your Life With Your Values & Live Purposefully

on September 9, 2017 in Audio, Leadership

In June, Leigh Martinuzzi, host of the Hidden Why podcast, gave me a break/kick-in-the-butt to record my first audio in “My first guest “host” on a podcast: The Hidden Why, by Leigh Martinuzzi.” We met online. Talking about podcasts, I thought he might have me as a guest. Instead he suggested I record a solo message. I was anxious to fly solo, but did, despite taking weeks to record. It[…] Keep reading →

Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential

on September 8, 2017 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Joan Sotkin hosts The Prosperity Show podcast and today posted “Using Emotions As a Leadership Essential,” her conversation with me. The show’s subtitle is A holistic approach to business and financial success, which is what we covered: business from a holistic perspective—about emotions, motivations, learning, and more. It’s what she covers in general, without getting ethereal or too theoretical. As a bonus you get to hear birds chirping in the[…] Keep reading →

Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen.

on September 2, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Perception

My post on Inc. Thursday “Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen.,” began Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen. People want you to lead them effectively. Here’s how to practice listening. Would you like your teammates and employees to tell you how to lead them? They’re already doing it. You were probably too busy focusing on yourself, believing leadership was about[…] Keep reading →