Three questions on my mind today [new post]

It’s been over a month since I’ve shared a podcast episode or blog post. How are you doing? What questions are on your mind? Here are three questions that I’ve been wrestling/playing with in different domains of my life: Executive coaching. How can I support and challenge leaders to practice new conversations on the job? […]

Episode 54: Geoff Bellman on The Consultant’s Calling, Money, And Power [The Amiel Show]

This week I speak with Geoff Bellman, author of The Consultants Calling: Bringing Who You Are To What You Do. This was the first book that told me — when I read it in 1993 — that it was OK to be myself while working. What a novel idea! Geoff has seen a lot and […]

Episode 49: Ed Schein On Humble Consulting [The Amiel Show]

How do you help employees become more engaged? How do you retain your best people? How, on any organizational challenge, do you provide real help faster? Ed Schein answers this question in his brand new book, Humble Consulting. One thing you don’t do, he says, is conduct six-month assessments of an organization’s problems or culture. […]

Episode 41: Peter Block On Ambition, Authenticity, And Community [The Amiel Show]

One of my favorites interviews of all time! In the consulting field Peter Block is a giant. His book Flawless Consulting–now in its third edition–taught us how to show up in client relationships with authenticity, rigor, and an eye for potential pitfalls. Peter also influenced a generation of managers with his book The Empowered Manager. […]