The Prep Expert’s Blueprint for Leadership

Dr. Shaan Patel‘s story reads like the American Dream made real: with grit and determination, he rose from a modest background and mediocre SAT scores to earn an MD and become CEO of a market-leading company. He also scored an appearance and investment on Shark Tank to add a little spice to the tale! The […]

Leading Your Wounded Workforce

At least 70% of American adults have endured a traumatic experience. That means a good chunk of your workforce is dealing with trauma in their background. Even if you don’t have the highest empathy, the impacts on employee focus, teamwork, and productivity—frankly, nearly every aspect of business—are clear. But you’re a leader, not a psychologist; […]

Seven Steps to Elevate Your Leadership through Vertical Development

Some leaders see the big picture very clearly—they understand complexity, know their own weaknesses well, and follow principles rather than rules. These leaders are called post-conventional, and our guest, Michael Morrow-Fox, has studied them deeply for his doctorate and consulting practice. He’s teased out several ways we can all grow and develop toward post-conventional perspectives. […]

Burnout and Beyond: Why Leaders Use Psychedelics

Stress only touches the surface of what leaders endure. Leaders are no exception to the rise in physical and mental health issues we’re seeing increase in the workplace. So how do you stay healthy and retain your competitive edge? Yoga, mindfulness, distance running: all manner of efforts can help. But one is on the rise […]

To Change Minds, Change Your Conversation

Communication for leaders isn’t as easy as we like to think. It’s far more than just opening your mouth and letting words gush out. Your followers analyze every word, look for nuance, and read between the lines—so they often hear things you never meant! That can spell disaster for your team, if not your company. […]

The Amazon Effect: How to Drive Innovation

We’re in the midst of a technological revolution. AI, quantum computing, Humane’s Pin, drone delivery: take your pick! From farming to sales, radical new technologies are here, and more are on the way for every business sector. That’s unavoidable. Whether that tech disrupts or enhances your business is up to you. It’s hardly a secret […]

The Unconventional CEO: Leading with Empathy and Transparency at Omaha Steaks

How would you like to run a 100-year-old start-up? Omaha Steaks has been around for over a century and has been tremendously successful throughout…achieving every marketer’s dream of becoming a household name. The secret, according to CEO Nate Rempe, is to act like a start-up, and constantly innovate. We’ll give you a taste of his […]

Building Ethics Builds Your Business

In cartoons, people with an ethical dilemma have little advisors pop up on their shoulders: one good and one bad. It’s not that easy in business. Society no longer has just one ethical framework. There are dozens, so which do you choose? Greg Moran, Executive-in-Residence, Former Sr. Executive at Ford, Chase, Nationwide, and more, says […]

Discover the Wealth of Your Team’s Talent

Would you like to be valued for being you rather than for being your job description? That’s a personal benefit of working in a skills-based organization. For the company, that kind of recognition brings better engagement, more productivity, and increased innovation. A skills-based orientation goes beyond job titles and descriptions. Instead, it assesses the talents […]

Why Your New Job Is CSO (Chief Storytelling Officer)

Where is leadership bred: in the heart or in the head? That may modernize Shakespeare’s original question, but it’s essential to ask in an era when many leaders live by numbers, analytics, and logic (and are asking AI to boost that). In our podcast, Dr. Tanvi Gautam, senior faculty at Singapore Management University and program […]

When Innovation (and Profit!) Can Save the World

What if your business’ success could save the world? That’s the underlying theme in our podcast episode with Borealis Foods CEO Reza Soltanzadeh. As a young doctor working with Doctors Without Borders, he saw first-hand the effects of poverty on health…and determined to do something about it. With Borealis Foods (NASDAQ: BRLS), he has…in the […]

Leadership & the Art of Ethical Persuasion

It sounds like a Zen riddle: “Does a leader make a sound if there are no followers there to hear?” Followership is the most critical part of leadership—and your ability to influence is the most critical part of gaining followers. But aside from Dale Carnegie, who talks about influence and persuasion, especially in leadership circles? […]