The Singular Graywolf Press

Wednesday, August 2, 2017|Categories: Bold Leadership, Leadership|

Fiona McCrae, Publisher and Executive Editor at Graywolf Press, along with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor, received the 2017 Editor’s Award from Poets & Writers. The honor usually goes to an individual, but the committee decided to give the award to Fiona and


What is a Bold Leader?

Thursday, March 12, 2015|Categories: Bold Leadership, Leadership|

There are whole sections in business libraries and bookstores dedicated to the topic of leadership.  What it is.  What it requires.  Masters write about it and rewrite about it over and over again. Some new and long established


What Makes a Great Leader? 5 Actions to Look for

Tuesday, October 1, 2013|Categories: Leadership|

Leading and managing change is a marathon. In the midst of the work, it is easy to lose sight of some of the simple principles that are essential to effective transformation.  Knowing and living these principles are what


Listen to the Customer

Tuesday, September 17, 2013|Categories: Leadership, Research|

I started my career as a banker during a rapid period of deregulation.  Banks weren’t sure what to do.  Regulators were making up the new rules and literally publishing them every Tuesday when the DIDC (Depository Institutions Deregulatory Committee) would issue the


13 Business Book Every Leader Should Read in 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013|Categories: Leadership|

Here is my 2013 collection of 13 books that I believe every business leader would benefit from reading. Enjoy! 1. The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society and Economy (2010) by Peter Drucker and Rick Wartzman I’ve read Drucker since I


The 3 Elements of Trust

Monday, June 18, 2012|Categories: Leadership, Operationalize the Change|

“Do you trust me?” This can be an emotionally charged question, yet it can be a tremendously constructive one, too. In our work we have found that getting clarity on the reasons why you do (or don’t) trust someone is just as