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Double Your Productivity

If you could change one thing about your team’s productivity, what would it be? So, what’s holding you back from making that change? The twin crises of COVID-19 and the economic shutdown are hurting a lot of us — me and our team at Strategic Leaders Academy included. Postponed work, canceled conferences and speaking events, […]

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How are You Investing in Your Team?

How are you investing in your team? I just finished reading Nine Lies About Work, a terrific book about ways to build high-performing teams. They discuss eight questions that reliably indicate a high-performing team. Here’s #8: “In my work, I am always challenged to grow.” When your employees answer “strongly agree” on this and seven other questions, there is a […]

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Avoid being Scapegoated

Want to avoid being scapegoated for the next breach?You need Total Trust alongside Zero Trust You are a new CISO in the financial services industry. You are excited about the job but anxious due to the scale of the cyber threat from a range of actors: lone-wolf hackers, organized crime syndicates, governments and their proxies, […]

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Get ahead of the Cyber-threat with this one powerful habit

Get Ahead Of The Cyber-Threat with this one powerful habit You face a dizzying array of threats: lone-wolf hackers, organized crime, government-sponsored proxies, and insider threats. These groups are highly aggressive and adaptive and often operate with impunity. They threaten our businesses, infrastructure, livelihoods, and way of life. Cyber is the new frontier of freedom […]

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Avoiding the Talent Trap

Avoid the Talent Trap by Emphasizing Trust Why do business and athletic teams with the most talented people so often fall behind or get beaten by teams of lesser talent? The 2004 USA Men’s Basketball team, the example par excellence, was beaten by the far less talented teams of Puerto Rico, Lithuania, and Argentina.  The […]

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Discover Your WHO

HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR ‘WHO’ I have two things of value for you. First, we have been doing a lot of research on leader authenticity. Good leadership starts with knowing and owning your WHO. Each person is hardwired differently. Knowing and owning WHO you are as a leader makes you sincere and genuine. There are […]