Bruce Fritch, Strategic Snapshots: Refreshing Our Perspective

The Right (New) CEO

The primary learning source about “leadership” is emulation. The phenomenon is referred to as biomimicry by evolutionary biologist, Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, in her bestseller, Teeming. Many “leadership development” investments aren’t what they’re cracked up to be, and all are dependent … Continue reading

The emperor’s new clothes (the unraveling circa 2019)

A translation of hans christian andersen’s “keiserens nye klæder” by jean hersholt. Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared nothing about reviewing his soldiers, … Continue reading

The emperor’s new clothes (the unraveling circa 2018)

A translation of hans christian andersen’s “keiserens nye klæder” by jean hersholt. Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared nothing about reviewing his soldiers, … Continue reading

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Act to Be Heard! To find information on precisely how to contact the President of the United States, and your federal, state and local elected officials, go to this website: How to Contact Your Elected Officials It’s easy! You are … Continue reading

Encore to a rare bold step in transformation

The executive leaders of a large technology business recently “retired” a very senior executive who was well known to be disproportionately self-absorbed, harmful to the culture, frightening to those he influenced, and not personally trustworthy. He had been a “big … Continue reading

Transforming sycophants by light of human brilliance

[syc·o·phant – ˈsikəˌfant,ˈsikəfənt/ noun. A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage. See: ingratiating, fawning, servile, groveling, subservient, cringing, humble-acting, hypocritical, insincere, gushing, effusive, glib, smooth, slick, slippery, oily, greasy, smarmy, slimy, parasitic, non-authentic, false, fake. In ancient … Continue reading

Generating Trust Throughout Your Teams

It is commonly accepted that trust and trustworthiness are core to team effectiveness. Who would dispute this? Yet, the high rate of disengagement in the workplace indicates most organizations fail to fully assemble their teamwork puzzle (see data reported by … Continue reading

“Here, we have a better idea!”

In a prior post I encouraged unequivocal leadership communications, particularly in light of the discriminatory cultural noise that twists and turns in the United States. Since then, I have seen some impressive examples of illuminating leadership communications, such as those … Continue reading

Unequivocal Leadership Communications Needed!

Our nation is fracturing, amplified by the recent events surrounding Charlottesville. You will see this getting worse before it is resolved. This is very serious — a crisis. It can get a lot worse. It is very important that you and … Continue reading