March 2, 2017

A law firm’s Managing Partner is sitting across the table from me and he’s at a crossroads. He knows he can’t live forever. It’s time to have the challenging conversation about the next phase of the firm and its leadership. I know it. He knows it. So what does he say?

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January 23, 2017

In our previous post, Hardik Bhatt shared how he transitioned  from the private sector with Cisco into public service with Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration after thinking he’d left it all behind after his earlier role as CIO for the City of Chicago.

As the Illin...

January 15, 2017

Here are 10 questions change leaders need to answer if they want to ensure their initiatives are successful.

These 10 questions are a good example of the sort of practical tools we share in our workshops and programs.  Tools that can be applied immediately upon returnin...

January 8, 2017

Here are four questions to ask that will help you make tough decisions with greater consistency and confidence.

This is an example of the tools you can use immediately that are a hallmark of the Leading With Courage℠ Academy's programs and workshops.  Click here to lear...

January 2, 2017

As we begin a new year, which of these "speed bumps" on the path to progress and adopting new ideas and processes are you going to be on the alert for?

December 31, 2016

After his role as CIO for the City of Chicago, Hardik Bhatt thought he had left life in the public sector behind. Little would he know that a phone call was coming from Springfield, asking him to join Governor Bruce Rauner’s staff as Secretary Designate, Department of...

December 29, 2016

While few think of government as agile or quick moving, in less than two years, Hardik Bhatt has transformed Illinois from the bottom 4th of 50 states in digital outcomes to the top 3rd, launched the state’s first ERP system and data analytics practice, moved departmen...

December 11, 2016

Continuing our Leader With Courage conversation with Michael Small, President and CEO of Gogo, the in-flight Internet and entertainment services company, we stumbled upon an age-old question that’s not easy for CEOs to answer:

When you are building or re-building a comp...

December 8, 2016

For years, doing business while traveling in the air was severely limited. However, Chicago-based Gogo is changing that experience, paving the way for in-flight Internet and entertainment services. Gogo customers can have their laptops, tablets and mobile devices Wi-Fi...

December 1, 2016

In the first part of our Leader With Courage conversation with Rosemary Swierk of Direct Steel and Construction, we learned how success can be formed from a non-traditional career. Of course, even the best leaders can fall into certain traps along the way – one of the...

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