16 01, 2019

Why Tony Soprano Is An Awful Leader: Three Powerful Reasons

By | January 16th, 2019|Ethics in the News, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on Why Tony Soprano Is An Awful Leader: Three Powerful Reasons

It's the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, one of the most influential television shows of all time. Since this is a blog about high-character leadership, it's worth considering Tony Soprano's leadership style. That's right--we can learn a lot about ethical leadership by studying how people like Tony lead their organizations. In a recent article I [...]

16 01, 2017

How to Make a Speaker Video

By | January 16th, 2017|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on How to Make a Speaker Video

The June issue of Speaker magazine includes an article I wrote about how to make a speaker demo video.  Download it here and turn to pages 25-27.  #speaker #video

12 01, 2017

Can Friendships Survive the Trump Era?

By | January 12th, 2017|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on Can Friendships Survive the Trump Era?

Yesterday I received a blast email from a friend encouraging me to "disengage from Trump supporters" if I wanted to meaningfully protest the forthcoming inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. My friend is a good person who has a strong commitment to justice. I like him a lot. But I found his suggestion [...]

29 11, 2016

How to Hire Loyal People

By | November 29th, 2016|High-Character Employees|Comments Off on How to Hire Loyal People

Hiring loyal people provides a strong return on investment.  It is worth the effort to find and hire them.  Here's how. ------------------------------------- According to the Great Place to Work Institute, businesses whose employees are deeply satisfied (a key indicator of loyalty) have lower turnover, better safety records, superior job applicants, and stronger marketplace performance than [...]

29 11, 2016

How to Hire Humble People

By | November 29th, 2016|High-Character Employees|Comments Off on How to Hire Humble People

Humility is one of the most valuable qualities of high-character employees.  Here's how to find humble employees and why they are so crucial to your success. Remember when soft drinks came in glass bottles? Even though they were heavy to lug around, the glass didn’t alter the taste of the soda the way that plastic bottles [...]