We’re in the midst of three very different CEO successions at Walmart, Kroger and Microsoft. The lesson to be learned here is clear: one size does not fit all when it comes to succession.
Mission is not a choice. It’s dictated by others’ needs. Sometimes those others give you a mission. Sometimes you have to figure it out yourself. Either way, it’s a journey of discovery, not creation. As described in our new book, First-Time Leader (request an executive summary), the questions to ask are: Who needs us? What [...]
If your team has more than 30 people then you need to get over your natural abhorrence of hierarchy and start substituting some organizational and operating processes for your ability to know everyone on the team. To achieve synergy among leaders and departments, embrace the power of hierarchy and start evolving the organization to strengthen [...]
Just when you think you’ve got your team and situation figured out, things change – especially when you’re growing. As your team grows, focus on a different component of the BRAVE leadership framework. The BRAVE approach helps leaders build their team by uniting them around a shared purpose, and it reflects an acronym that stands [...]