The Home Depot Co-founder Shares Vision for a Values-Based Organization

The Home Depot Co-founder Shares Vision for a Values-Based Organization

There’s been a lot written about values-based businesses, but far less from those who have actually lived it, and not in just one setting but across a wide range of enterprises, with each producing the same exceptional results. One such person is Arthur Blank, Co-Founder of Home Depot, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons among other businesses, and author of a wonderful new book titled Good Company.

A Coach Can Help You See the World Through New Eyes

A Coach Can Help You See the World Through New Eyes

Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions, says my next guest. She maintains that reflective inquiry to complement those questions can help provide insights and potential breakthroughs. All this and much more is captured in a fascinating new book called Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Dr. Marcia Reynolds.

How You Can Design Your Conversations  to Have Meaning and Impact

How You Can Design Your Conversations to Have Meaning and Impact

How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard, that it moved the people in it forward in some important way? Dialogue is the oldest tool for change we have, but we seem to be getting worse and worse at it. This dilemma and how to address it is captured in a fascinating new book called Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Fred Dust.

Make the Center of Gravity What You Aspire to….and Not Today

Make the Center of Gravity What You Aspire to….and Not Today

With the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic turndown, the tyranny of the present has never been more pronounced. My next guest believes, however, that in these uncertain times, the ability for an organization to look into the future, as much as 10 years, is more important than ever. He is Josh Suskewicz, a Partner at Innosight and Co-author of the book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth.

Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

Character, the moral values, and habits of an individual is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. What is the role of character in successful leadership, and how do you build it in individuals and prospective leaders? Those questions are addressed in a wonderful new book titled The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity.

And with us now are its co-authors, General Robert Caslen, the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who is now serving as the President of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor of Engineering Psychology at the US Military Academy at West Point.