20/20 Insights

While my goal in consulting and speaking is to offer my clients and audiences advice gleaned from a career spent as an HR leader, I find that I also receive something valuable in return from those I meet, such as razor-sharp insights like these: Candid, useful feedback is very rare →

WillBe Making a Difference

I was thrilled to receive this feedback about WillBe, my book for high-potentials: “I was selected to participate in the Executive Mentoring Program at Ingalls Shipbuilding.  As part of my leadership development training, my mentor recommended that I read a book written by you called WillBe.  My first internal reaction →

What’s Going On

A few tidbits on some upcoming endeavors … I have had the pleasure of co-authoring an article with John Boudreau of USC entitled “The Future of HR and Effective Organizations,” which we expect to have published in the November issue Organizational Dynamics Journal.  Hope you’ll look for it. My professional →

And Now a Few Words …

The world continues to get smaller, and communication takes just microseconds – a boon to business growth, now at speeds unheard of even 20 years ago.  Nothing replaces the in-person appearance, though, in terms of making a real connection. And so the past few months and the next few months →


Leaving the position of CHRO at a Top 100 corporation to establish and lead my own consulting company has been an eye-opener and a life-changing experience.  In addition to the career move, my wife and I have also made a residential move, from Los Angeles to Sag Harbor, NY – →

It’s energizing to be around leaders who care about what they do and why they do it

I just returned from three weeks of traveling for client work in New York City, London, and Ithaca, NY. Everywhere I went, I was surrounded by incredibly talented up-and-coming leaders who have a nearly insatiable hunger for learning, getting great experience, and making a difference to people and organizations. It →

EXEX Group Update

Since announcing the official launch of EXEX on October 8, I have had the good fortune to experience considerable early interest and support among current as well as potential clients and alliance partners. Consulting situations under development include a human capital and organization change strategy for a large technology and →