The ‘L’ word and why it’s central to your leadership success


I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I use the word ‘love’ a lot. It peppers my conversation like chili in a Mexican fajita. Some people even say I mention ‘love’ way too much – certainly in a professional setting. Sorry, not sorry. Love has a monumental role to play in leadership. HBR’s Duncan Coombe  and I…

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The Compassionate Leader

The word ‘compassion’ can be defined as the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. It is, however, a word not often heard in the corporate world. Like the word ‘feelings’, the use of the word ‘compassion’ is often relegated to ‘touchy-feely’ land. We are more comfortable with concepts (and words) such as results, action, logic,…

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