About Me

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Perhaps the best way to describe me is that I have gravitated toward the “road less traveled” in my choices.

Leadership


I have given a great deal of thought on what leadership strategies and styles drive disruptive and positive innovation and transformation in an organization, a community, or an industry.  This web site will present my insights on this question. 

However, I would summarize my current thinking this way:

In this web site, I will frequently discuss and present leadership examples and models that are based on

To be an “outside-in” thinker requires someone who purposely resists getting settled in one place and in one position, but remains open and willing to accept the discomfort of always being an outsider to some degree.  That describes me perfectly, and I will show how it has contributed to my successes and failures.

My Partners & Resources

More Effective Use of Government Power

Eliminating bureaucratic government and empowering government officials to do their job

Making government better at improving the quality of life of its citizens

Blogs related to leadership
Making a Film Making a Film
Many people have asked me about lessons learned from completing a full-length feature film project, From the Rough. There are too many lessons to summarize here but here are a few notes.
Adaptability is the #1 Success Factor Today Adaptability is the #1 Success Factor Today
Adaptability is far more important in talent evaluation than it was when I was promoted to be Pitney Bowes Chairman and CEO in 1996, because the Board prioritized adaptability to both known and unknown challenges over more traditional “qualifications".
Deriving More Value From The Boardroom iTunes podcast Deriving More Value From The Boardroom iTunes podcast
In this episode of Boardrooms Best, Nancy May speaks with Mike Critelli, corporate director and former CEO of one of the most recognized Fortune 500 companies, about how he and his board peers bring out the best from the company leaders they oversee.
Thank You to Two Wonderful People: Dr. Catana Starks and Mr. C. Mark Zicari Thank You to Two Wonderful People: Dr. Catana Starks and Mr. C. Mark Zicari
Over the years, I have often wondered why I undertook and stayed with a process that took almost 10 years to get the film From the Rough produced and released into theaters.
What Makes a Performance Evaluation System Work What Makes a Performance Evaluation System Work
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better