The cape

The cape

Like any good superhero, every predecessor has a cape—and a love-hate relationship with it. They hate having to put it on to save their team from a disastrous decision. They wish their teams would “get it” instead of requiring rescue. In confidence, they say, “I wish...
Fighting vs. working

Fighting vs. working

We have three immediate reactions when there’s sudden uncertainty: fight, flight, or freeze. We’ve evolved those responses to escape imminent danger. But what happens when the stressors are more persistent? Leadership is challenging at baseline and exhausting when...