Strategic Leadership and Change in Crisis – 5 Principles

You cannot step twice into the same rivers; for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.– Heraclitus, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, circa 460 B.C. Trafalgar, off the coast of Spain, 1805: Admiral Horatio Nelson realized that he had a major threat on his hands and those of his British naval fleet. He was heavily outnumbered…

From Crisis to Change to High Performance – 6 Principles

“If you do not change direction you may end up where you are heading.”                                           -Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and poet. Somewhere in the middle of the Iraqi desert, 2004: A co-ordination of elite military task forces, some of the most highly trained, equipped, disciplined, experienced, and high-performance teams of their kind ever put together (collectively known…

Four Principles for Leadership in the New Normal

Earth has been ravaged and disrupted for millions of years by natural disasters, plagues, and other challenges to our ecosystems. The dinosaurs were able to survive for 66 million years until they finally met a (big) force they could not adapt to. Humans have been able to survive similar types of challenges to our ecosystem…

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