Covid-19 spread around the world, sending billions of people into lockdown and social distancing as health services and the economy have struggled to cope. The pandemic has hit and reshaped companies, industries, and national economies. Across Western society economic inequality has widened, living standards have declined, and the American Dream has continued to free-fall. Traditional…

The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of democracy and Western society.[1] Historically it has been the great equalizer, the guarantor of a common set of rules and equality, fairness and dignity for all. However, legal scholars and commentators have recognized that rising economic inequality can undermine a well-functioning democracy and the rule…

We live in complex times that – although comprised of some controllable and predictable elements – is largely uncontrollable, unpredictable and evolving (emergent).[1] Like many other professions, the legal profession is facing increasingly urgent and intensifying trends and challenges that it has not encountered before. Professions have long been seen as a path for success:…

How is it that at a time of unprecedented focus on leadership and corporate culture — by regulatory authorities, Boards, stakeholders, leadership and management consultants, and a virtual flood of books, articles, degree programs, and big-budget training efforts — stunning organizational and leadership failures continue to take place at the highest levels in both the…

Until relatively recently, most people worked to 62 or 65, had a retirement party, collected their pensions, and headed off into the sunset.  Everyone in the office generally knew when to expect people to retire. Today the norms are blurring, particularly for professionals. In this new paradigm, I am constantly amazed to hear from successful…