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  • How to Practice Leading the Leader – Full Stop

    I offer three resources today for leading the leader.  Yes, you leading you. Jennifer and I ran a half marathon on Saturday.  The field was sparse. Jen had literally left me in the dust, and I was on my own. I, poorly conditioned, heard the […]

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  • A Leadership Lesson from the McCain School

    Maybe it’s not just us humans. “Monkey see. Monkey do,” we used to say to each other as kids. But as humans, we can raise our leadership skills by reflecting on those who excel at it.  The passing of John McCain has set many to […]

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  • Take Step One to Lead A Direct Report

    [Approximately twice a month I will be focusing Read2Lead on the specific context of LeadingX2.] Every manager has the capacity with every direct report to build a relationship in which the two: “lead by two.”  The advantages of turning a direct report into a peer […]

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  • Soul Searching – Do You Lead – Are You a Leader?

    Soul Searching:  Do You Lead – Are You a Leader? I’d like to explore the distinction, as a way of getting you to think about your fundamental attitudes at work, in community, and at home. I am 99% sure that everyone who reads this blog […]

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  • Leaders Stretch and Will You

    It’s pretty inescapable that individuals as leaders, and organizations as leaders . . . stretch.  A couple examples.  Amazon the ultimate elastic company just keeps stretching with almost daily experimentation – from incorporating Whole Foods to continually new advertising on its boxes to Prime Day […]

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  • The Privilege of Authority is You Can Let Them Stretch You

    Dang it was a hard week.  On the last day of the prior week, at the end of a wonderful time at Lake Michigan, I threw out my back (doing yoga, of all things). Crooked, bent and thus more than a little irritable, I returned […]

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  • Boost Productivity With Simple Management Rules of Thumb

    Visiting students from China, Japan, France, German, from Kenyon College, USC and UC Santa Barbara, oh and Berkeley jammed their way with me through a six-week course in leadership. It was akin to running a half-mile race; you can’t sprint, but you have to keep […]

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  • July 4th Break

    I’ll be taking the week off and hope you as I celebrate the great gift of freedom. Remember “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”* For some leisurely 4th of July genesis of this famous, go here: http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2011/01/eternal-vigilance-is-price-of-liberty.html And lead with your best self.

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  • Calling for Next Level Leaders

    You are surely and sorely needed at this time.  Needed to think – and perhaps act – globally, and surely to think and act locally. They have never been more connected. Globally, there are 25 million documented refugees, with another 40 million displaced within their […]

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  • My Dad – Your Dad – Leadership

    I woke up on Sunday, Fathers Day, thinking about my dad, John G. Mulhern, 1/11/28 – 10/16/96. I ask you to hit the comments today and share the answer to the question that arose for me, which I will offer and respond to here. What […]

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