About the author: Lead Change Group

Lead Change Group The Lead Change Group is a global leadership community interested in connecting, sharing and collaborating on all things leadership. You'll hear quite a bit about character-based leadership -- leading from who you are rather than your position or power. The group's focus is on applying character-based leadership to make a positive difference. Learn more about the group at http://leadchangegroup.com.

I love eating breakfast at The Original Pancake House down the street from my house. It has great food and great service. I feel at home and always leave with my heart — and belly — full. And the last time I went, I left with my mind full of thoughts after speaking with my waiter.

Yes, the waiter.[…] Continue Reading »

After logging on your email in the morning, do you ever find yourself falling into a rabbit hole of reactions and responses that rob you of a good hour of your day — every day?

What about your texting, social media, Googling, or online gaming habits? Have these behaviors been slowly and steadily growing in frequency over the years?[…] Continue Reading »

It was a small incident with a big implication! I was in the middle of checking out of the grocery store when the store manager approached the checkout clerk running the cash register. First, turning to me he said, “Excuse me”; then, turning to her he said, “I need to speak to you in private for a moment.”

I could not hear the conversation but clearly heard the phrase “annual performance review” in their brief encounter.[…] Continue Reading »

I often talk to executives about what keeps them up at night. I hear tales of specific struggles, continuous challenges, and perplexing priorities. Time and again, one theme arises:

“How do I develop effective leaders with the skills and capabilities to drive my organization through times of complex change — both now and long after I’ve left the company?”

Greater than an individual’s angst, this problem has begun to pain organizations on a systemic level.[…] Continue Reading »

One of my clients once had a cardboard cutout of himself made to “sit” with his team. Why on Earth would he do this? Because he was the leader of a dispersed team — he was based in the US and his team was half a world away in Singapore. If he couldn’t physically be with his team, he wanted a tangible reminder that he was there, at least in spirit.[…] Continue Reading »