• Quieting Your Monkey Mind

    By Kevin on March 29, 2020

    I’m usually very stoic and emotionally strong, but my Monkey-Mind has been out of control lately. We often feel stress, worry, anger or other negative emotions all from some kind of fear. It’s not our fault, the amygdala part of our brain overdeveloped to protect us from saber-tooth tigers...

  • My Theme for 2020: A Life in a Day

    By Kevin on January 8, 2020

    I used to believe “live every day as if it were your last.” But if today was my last day, I’d eat cheese fries for eight straight hours and give all my money away. Tomorrow would be painful. I used to have a big annual goal, which worked great...

  • 19 Things I Learned (or Relearned) in 2019

    By Kevin on December 26, 2019

    Well, some years you win, others you learn. 2019 was a learning year. 🙂 More important to me than New Year’s resolutions is to take an hour or two to scroll through my calendar from the previous year and to recall things that went well, things that didn’t, and...

  • Leadership Development Programs

    By Kevin on April 11, 2019
    What are the key elements of a leadership development program for new leaders?
  • Great Leaders is available now!

    By Kevin on April 2, 2019

    Today is the day! After three years of research, writing, and delays from the publisher, Great Leaders Have No Rules is available now. The book is available in print and ebook (and audiobook should be available by the end of the week). Click here: Order your copy now. It’s...

  • Leadership Nudges

    By Kevin on March 24, 2019

    What if our managers don’t need more content, but rather more support applying the stuff they’ve already learned? I finally had a chance to write a long article for the LEADx blog about leadership nudges. Behavioral nudge theory, from Dr. Richard Thaler, has been shown to dramatically change behaviors–and...

  • One Podcast Host’s Obsession Confession

    By Kevin on August 12, 2017

    I promise you this article isn’t about podcasting. I’ve made over 100 changes to my podcast, The LEADx Show, even though it only launched five months ago. I’ve changed the mic, changed the recording software, changed the entire show format, changed the type of guest I’m inviting, even added...

  • Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

    By Kevin on July 24, 2017

    How can we be productive–how can we get DEEP WORK done–when we’re being barraged with endless text messages, emails and social media alerts? And when we do reach for our phones at work, many think we’re being rude. I discussed this issue a couple years ago on FOX.  

  • Hire Better People And You Won’t Need Rules

    By Kevin on September 15, 2016

    Previously I’ve written about the downside of rules at work and how rules can be replaced with Accountability and Transparency+Trust. In this article I’d like to explore the foundational solution, which is hiring great people. Do corporate rules really reflect a hidden hiring problem? What can we learn from...

  • Use Corporate Storytelling To Drive Brand Authenticity

    By Kevin on June 6, 2016

    Why do some brands appear so much more authentic than others? The quest for brand authenticity among marketers has become akin to the search for the Holy Grail—a fool’s errand that ends in frustration. Authenticity is a subject that is endlessly debated, poorly defined and universally desired. A new...

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