Great Results Begin With R-E-S-P-E-C-T

When I first became a CEO (of Integra Telecom) I was terrified. As cofounder and newly minted chief executive officer, I was clearly in charge of the company, but I was intimidated by the workers—all nine of them. These frontline employees were hard-working, smart...

To Own Or Not To Own- The Crisis?

Fusing teams together requires leaders to challenge themselves with the question whether to own or not to own the crisis? Communicating with transparency, driving credibility, and nurturing trust defuse a crisis most effectively and help build the fusion process. The...

Fusion Leadership for Good

Fusion Leadership is a journey, made more challenging by the distractions and temptations that arise with money and power. The ultimate destination—a place where the collective ego exists above or at least equal to your selfish ego—is difficult to attain, and I was...

Learning to Shut Up & Listen

One challenge inherent in fusing a team together around a shared Mission (Fusion Leadership) surfaces when one of your team members processes information and generates ideas more slowly than you do, walks when you want to run, ruminates and digests when you want to...