Leadership

Leadership as Creative Work

This beautiful article on reading and imagination by Neil Gaiman reminded me of a leadership truism. Leadership is a creative act. Or, as John Maeda of RISD and Becky Bermont said in the HBR, “Every budget, every meeting, every presentation, every decision is a chance for a creative act.” I can Read more…

By Stephen, ago
Leadership

Stop. Start a Doing Diet

Stop. Wait, Listen… Think. We are all so proactive, action-oriented, and engaged, working to measure, manage, lead, and drive our innovative, design-led, customer-centric organizations.  Phew! As leaders, we often gorge ourselves on doing and saying rather than listening, thinking and, then, returning to doing with renewed clarity and refined direction. Read more…

By Stephen, ago
Leadership

Lonely (Is Ineffective) At The Top

Every leader knows that there are moments when Leadership is like being alone in a crowd No one but me: Understands the whole picture Thinks like a leader/owner – quickly, completely, holistically Wants to face the the dark parts of leadership – assessing and taking  on risks, ambiguity,  and very Read more…

By Stephen, ago
Digital Evolution

Stephen Sloan: A Talmix Consultant We Love

I’m proud to be a consultant on Talmix’s platform. They’ve connected me with leading global firms, great teams and fascinating questions/opportunities. It’s what we all want, isn’t it: interesting team members, big, fascinating problems, some flexibility? Here’s an article Talmix posted in their collection of Consultants We Love regarding a conversation Read more…

By Stephen, ago