4 November

“The Real Difference Between Leaders And Managers…” In The Huffington Post

Don’t miss my latest article in The Huffington Post! Here’s a little teaser… It’s popular to make a distinction between “managers” and “leaders.” For example, if you were to type “difference between managers and leaders” into Google, you’d get over 20,000 results. (Try it out.) People love to discuss and debate this statement. As the traditional thinking goes, […]

14 June

The Meaning Of Life (Yes, Seriously)

Originally posted on Excellence Reporter Almost 3 years ago, one of my best friends in the world died after a horrific battle with cancer. He was 34, quite possibly the most talented musician I’ve ever met (and I know a lot of these folks), and without question one of the finest human beings I’ll ever know. An experience […]

12 May

The Work I Do—And Why It’s Not “Soft”

The Work I Do—And Why It’s Not “Soft”

Originally posted on my consulting firm’s website. We often bump into the idea that the kind of work we do at Forte is perceived as “warm and fuzzy” by businesspeople. (My friend Shawn just expressed something similar on his site.) The work we do isn’t “fuzzy” or “soft,” but this is quite a persistent myth. Let me explain why […]