Leaders on Lake Michigan

When David and Suzanne embarked on a summer sailing trip, things didn’t go the way they expected. Caught in a lingering fog nearly all day, they learned what it means to become leaders during dangerous times of confusion.

How To Learn From Companies You Admire

Professionals constantly aspire to imitate different leaders at both global and local levels, but hardly ever utilize the same creative inspiration to uplift their teams. By establishing mentoring relationships with companies in your industry, you can learn both explicit and implicit ways to make your organization better.

How To Interview A Company’s Culture

When you interview for a new position, it’s as much your chance to get a feel for the company and culture as it is for the company to get to know you. Make the most of this process by asking questions consistently and carefully observing small hints of what it may be like to work there.

7 Keys to Running Effective Board Meetings

Love them or dread them, meetings are a ubiquitous part of the modern business world. Learning to harness these moments as forces for positive change begin with knowing how to value both the leaders and participants of every meeting.

Hard Conversations: Criticism

It all starts with a question: “What can I be doing better?” Though nerve-wracking in the moment, inviting others to speak into your life can help you earn trust with others and valuable insight toward growth. This fictional conversation demonstrates how one leader’s vulnerability creates a learning opportunity for everyone involved.

Hard Conversations: Belonging

When you’re committed to helping others grow, chances are you’ll challenge them to step outside their comfort zones at some time or another. In this fictional story, we explore how to help a growing employee see the value of one such challenge as he struggles to learn from a particularly overwhelming experience.