8 Traits of Successful Talent Leaders

8 Traits of Successful Talent Leaders

What makes a person an outstanding talent leader? Is it the ability to set a vision, develop a strategy, or manage a budget? Or is it something much less visible and subtler? Leadership is not something we are born with, although we may have a general aptitude. It...

Pictures from Piha New Zealand

  A small diversion. I’ve been spending a few days in one of my favorite places – New Zealand. This is a country full of beautiful hiking trails, deserted beaches, and spectacular views. And not far from the largest city, Auckland, lie black sand beaches and bush...

“The Medium is the Massage” in 2011

The year is 1967 and an academic named Marshall McLuhan writes a book.  It’s a book called “The Medium is the Massage,” with only a few pages, pictures, white space and not very many words. It would revolutionize how we think about media. The title: “The Medium is the...

5 Trends that will Shape our Future

At our Future of Talent Retreat this past weekend, I laid out the five trends I see as dominating the next decade or more.  In an age of mechanization, such as the 20th century, we glorified all things mechanical and we developed hierarchal and mechanistic systems to...