In response to the ever-increasing noise and negativity in today’s world, top leaders are coming together like never before to share ideas and best practices. In partnership with Spartan, I’m thrilled to bring you an opportunity to interact with other thought leaders from around the world in an effort to learn and share. I hope you will join me for the Spartan X Leadership Talks in San Francisco on November 17.
What do you think it takes to be a great leader? While there isn’t one magic formula, I do know when I’m around a great leader, I always want to give them the best version of myself. I never want to let them down. And, I think it’s because they do these three things.
Is it even possible for a Millennial to work with a Baby Boomer?
All we need to do is look at best-in-class organizations such as Google, Amazon, Nike, Starbucks and Apple to find the answer. Indeed they can and they do with great results.
These companies recognize their success is tied to their diversity and the common language they share. When organizations adopt the Red Shoes Pillars as their common language, they produce incredible results because diverse groups come together in a way that connects us all.
Last week, I had the privilege of bestowing medals and presenting Red Shoes Living at the prestigious British Citizen Awards held at the Palace of Westminster to 31 individuals that work tirelessly to make a positive impact on society. These are the quiet heroes that truly stand out in a crazy politically noisy world. They are true Red Shoes Citizens standing out in everything that they do. This is an extraordinary event that recognizes selfless commitment of “everyday” people whose achievements may otherwise be overlooked. The inscription on the medals say it best: They act “For the Good of the Country.”
I’m always on the lookout for those spaces in my life—the gaps—where there is opportunity for me to improve my personal or professional life. On a recent business trip, despite what I thought was really great planning, I faced a pretty significant gap. Let me tell you what happened to me because I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of this.
As an executive, there are pressures from your board investors and the teams you lead and work with. You juggle so many responsibilities it sometimes feels like you’re giving half-ass effort to it all and just getting by. Plus, you need to measure your energy throughout the day to save enough for your family and friends.