Barry Goldberg

Would You Put Your Life on the Line to Lead?

Telegraph photo of Tahmina Kohstani Tahmina Kohistani is not likely to win any medals. Her best time in the 100 yard dash is 3...

A Constructive Use for Fear

Fear can be a powerful motivator. But how it is used tells us a lot about a leader. There have been...

Is it a Dream or a Vision?

It is that time of year again. The crowds at the gym and walking paths have begun to thin from their Jan 3...

A Surgeon’s view of Coaching

New Yorker Magazine ran this article on coaching in their October 3 issue. It is surprising for a few reasons, not least of...

PonderThis: What Do You Reward?

What does the way a leader rewards employees say about the organization? Rewards are powerful, no matter what behavior we are rewarding- or...

Been in These Meetings?

I found this piece on meetings this morning by John E. McIntyre of the Baltimore Sun. It is a very funny take on...

PonderThis: Why the Soft Stuff is Not Soft

I still hear the term "soft stuff" in reference to organizational effectiveness work. Naturally I do not think so. And just as...

PonderThis: When a Good Idea Gets Off the Leash

Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life If you're new here, or a refugee from the Entelechy Partners blog, you may want to subscribe to...

When Reacting is a Good Thing

One of the fundamental leadership tools I employ (The Leadership Circle Profile-360) contrasts the time, energy and focus of attention an executive devotes to...

PonderThis: How a Leader Becomes a Leader

One of the questions that often comes up in leadership development is whether leaders are born or made? Is all the effort to...

PonderThis: The Cost of Not Listening

I generally stay away from "postmortem" work, but a client recently asked me to look into what was behind the failure of a sizable...

PonderThis: “Show Some Leadership!” The New “That’s not Fair!”

In years of leading executive discussion groups and off-sites I have come to expect that most attempts to define leadership end up with(or at...

PonderThis: Google in Egypt- Testing Corporate Values

I have often railed here about the cynicism and negativity created by hollow corporate values. But today we get to see the power...

If You Are Going to Apologize- Apologize

If you prefer email- put your email in to the right and Feeblitz will deliver for you. And, although no one will disavow...

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year again- New Years means New Year's resolutions. Recently my web feeds have been full of cynical articles...

A New Perspective

I was in Sydney last week and spent an evening at a concert by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Based on counsel from those...

PonderThis: US Elections- We Have Met the Enemy

We have had a lot of yelling and finger-pointing pretending to be public discourse the last couple of years here in the USA. ...

Leading in a Fishbowl: Another Ryder Cup Clinic

Another Ryder Cup competition is history and as usual, the event has not disappointed.  The Ryder Cup is a proving ground, squeezing the best...

Does Robert Dudley Have What It Takes?

When Tony Hayward took the helm at BP in 2007, he did so in the shadow of Lord John Brown whose departure was hastened...

PonderThis: Simple Rules for Getting a Project Started

Getting a project or initiative off the ground is an important leadership competency, and yet may die in the planning process or simply do...

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