Leadership Articles

Here’s Why Bill Gates Calls Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now” The Greatest Book He’s Ever Read

As I started reading Steven Pinker’s new bestseller, Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism And Progress, I must admit I was curious to learn why Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, called it the greatest book he’s ever read. And after making it through...

Ancient Chinese Philosophers Teach Harvard Students A Modern Way To Think

One of the most popular classes at Harvard University today is a deep dive into the wisdom of the great Chinese philosophers, scholars who lived over 2,000 years ago. We all know their names – Confucius, Mencius, Zhangzi and Lao Tzu – Eastern sages who devoted their...

Leadership’s 4 Year Failure To Engage

If American companies were given a report card today for their progress in improving employee engagement over the past four years, most would receive a failing grade. Surely, many leaders will scowl at the notion that they could be seen as failing at a time when...

Tethered To Our Devices, We Never Get The Break We Need

It wasn’t until late September that I was able to take any vacation this year, and going that long without a break had left me feeling exhausted – and needing real time away from all my day-to-day activities including all email, texts and social media. But who can do...