Tag: leadership

Be mapless.

I recently read this interview with Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, where he shares his opinion about the single most important trait of intelligence. Intelligence as the confidence to change your mind in the face of new information and circumstances? I love it and I believe it too!  But not because of what you think….

You can’t manage a secret!

You can’t manage a secret!” Alan Mulally This quote from Alan Mulally is my new favorite mantra.  It comes from his time as Ford CEO and helming their legendary turnaround in 2006. I really value candor, openness, and straight talk.  With my clients, with my friends, with my leaders, and co-workers.  Yes, I am a born…

5:1

I recently received this note sent to my leaders – unprompted, unsolicited.  Highlight of my year.  A few words that I will never forget for the rest of my life. By way of intro, I lead our global partnerships with [redacted company names]. I wanted to proactively reach out to you and share some thoughts…

Lessons I’ve learned from leaders…

Tim, Sheryl, Omid, Alexandre, Sukhinder, Daniel, Gonzalo, Kate, Kate, Margo, Susan, Larry, Sergey, Eric, O, Anthony, Johnny, Stanley, Richard, Stacy, Anish… I’ve had the privilege of working with and observing closely some of the most successful corporate leaders of our time. Here are three things they all have in common: Humility. So many were unafraid…

I need to be called upon to speak.

Said one experienced, accomplished Asian female professional. I almost broke down in tears. I don’t often get muffled by the distorted self-stories that my coaching clients tell themselves (it’s my job to help them reframe) but this one hit a nerve.  What happened in the socialization, upbringing, acculturation, indoctrination, brainwashing of this young woman that…