Elizabeth DotyElizabeth Doty is a 2016 Thought Leader in Trust and former lab fellow of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Category Archives: Momentum
Over the years, I have noticed a pattern with leaders on the rise. Under pressure, it sometimes feels as though they have no choice but to say “yes” — to a request, a strategy, a promotion, or a demand — … Continue reading
“I used to be the answer man. Now I’ve learned to listen. It is amazing what you learn when you open your mind,” said Gary, chief financial officer of a U.S. firm. As Gary explains, listening is a very powerful … Continue reading
I was recently struck that Volkswagen’s goal has been to be the #1 car company in the world. This was also Toyota’s goal in the period before its recalls in 2010. Countrywide had a similar goal during the mortgage boom.It … Continue reading
In today’s complex organizations, where managers must rely on others to take initiative and be accountable, one honest commitment is more valuable than all the lip service in the world. Yet many leaders are surprisingly sloppy when it comes to … Continue reading
Hello, friends, Several years ago, I was musing with one of my clients about organizational change when he offered a perspective that was so self-evident, it completely reframed how I think about leading change. My client (I’ll call him Dave) … Continue reading
Hello, friends. I wanted to share a quick update and a new article in strategy+business As many of you know, for the past two years, I have been exploring the question: How does a business keep a promise? As companies become … Continue reading