February 15, 2024 | ByErin Clymer-Lessard

High-performing teams—those quick to succeed together at complex tasks— are a requirement for succeeding in times of uncertainty. But the traditional idea of leaders sitting at the hub of the team, di…

February 1, 2024 | ByErin Clymer-Lessard

Cynicism is a silent assassin of team morale. The all-too-familiar refrain, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” results in nodding heads during meetings but dragging feet when it’…

January 18, 2024 | ByDavid Lapin

In our age of unparalleled technological efficiency, the absence of human touch is palpable. My arrival in the United States last week, despite being super-efficient, left me feeling uneasy. The once…

January 18, 2024 | ByDavid Lapin

Each new year it has been easy for me to intuit where the world is headed. I have not always been right of course, but at least with a sense of heading, I can help my clients set a course of action an…

November 30, 2023 | ByErin Clymer-Lessard

In the world of senior leadership, where decisions carry significant weight and stakes are high, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves entrenched in our own perspectives. We sometimes prioritize,…

November 28, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Managers don’t really mean it when they say that people are their most valuable assets. If they did mean it, they wouldn’t reduce their workforce as soon as the going gets tough. Letting people go is…

November 20, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Discernment, the innate human capacity to distinguish between good and bad, true and false, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, is in decline. We have become increasingly reliant on data to form our…

November 16, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

In a world that often celebrates individual achievements and personal glory, humility stands out as an undervalued trait in leaders. Often misconstrued as weakness, meekness, or a lack of ambition, hu…

November 9, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Breaking out of Intellectual Echo-chambers In our increasingly polarized world, maintaining relationships with people who hold opposing views from our own is challenging. Whether it’s a close fa…

October 31, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Last week, we delved into the interplay between data and intuition within the realm of decision-making. However, it is essential to discern that when we invoke the concept of intuition, we are referri…

October 26, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Fostering trust is paramount for leaders and team members alike. Whether working with employees we manage or peers we must collaborate with, when trust is high, the time to results is quicker. When tr…

October 24, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

I often wonder how many brilliant ideas have been stifled due to a lack of data. When an idea is inherently true and correct, data serves merely as an adjunct, and its absence should not diminish the…

October 18, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Like most things in business and life, silos are neither wholly good nor bad. They enable focus and expertise but can hinder collaboration. This article explores the art of balancing silos and connect…

October 11, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

My clients are global, but I live in Israel where we are going through difficult times. I have been moved by so many of you who’ve reached out to check on us and encourage us. Thank you from the…

October 5, 2023 | ByErin Clymer-Lessard

As leaders, we are faced with the profound challenge of maintaining an image that projects authority and confidence while also wanting to show up authentically and act in alignment with our values. Ye…

October 2, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Imagine walking into a library with books randomly strewn on a table waiting for sorting. You pick up a book, say Harry Potter, and begin to read a few paragraphs. Then you close it and randomly pick…

September 26, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

You remember the 1970s catchphrase from Eric Segal’s Love Story, “Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry?” Well, like many catchphrases, it happens to be wrong. We’re humans. We mess up. When…

September 21, 2023 | ByErin Clymer-Lessard

Under the surface of every team are the values driving each individual’s behavior. Rarely discussed, sometimes not even known to the individual, these values influence triggers, alliances, and ultimat…

September 18, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

In my last issue of “Lead in the Moment,” I showed how managing for agility necessitates steering clear of nurturing fragility.A striking example of the counterproductive approach of foste…

September 11, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

The Agile Challenge “Agile” is a relatively recent buzzword in the consulting world. In October 2020, McKinsey conducted a survey of over 2,000 companies to understand their efforts to bec…

September 5, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Embracing Imperfection in a World of Synthetic Perfection At a gemstone fair in Munich years ago, I was on a mission to find the perfect emerald for my wife. I’d just wrapped up my pearl trade b…

August 28, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Welcome to this second edition of Lead in the Moment, a weekly newsletter where I share my experience, insights, and advice for leaders in a complex, fast changing, and unpredictable world. Humans hav…

August 22, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Lead in the Moment Welcome to the first edition of Lead in the Moment, a newsletter where I share my experience gained from more than thirty years of developing, coaching, and advising leaders around…

May 24, 2023 | ByDavid Lapin

Thirty years ago, Lapin International embarked on a journey to unlock human energy and economic value for companies by helping them discover their purpose and align with it. At that time, our concept…

February 24, 2021 | ByVictoria de Onis

I invite you to think about a recent interaction when you felt inspired by an individual or group. What resonated with or shifted inside of you? What emerged, as a result? That experience is the influ…

November 18, 2020 | ByDavid Lapin

“A nation is strong when it cares for the weak. It becomes rich when it cares for the poor. It becomes invulnerable when it cares for the vulnerable. That is what makes great nations.” Rabbi Lord Jona…

November 10, 2020 | ByDavid Lapin

Magic is “an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source.” Every individual has extraordinary power seemingly from a supernatural source. We see it manifest at times of crisi…

November 3, 2020 | ByDavid Lapin

The problem with change is, in fact, not change at all. Despite all we are told about how difficult it is to manage change, the truth is that as human-beings, we are wired for change and get bored wit…