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John B. Lazar and Associates, Inc. 7309 Randolph St., Forest Park, IL 60130

  (708) 771-9176 ▪ john@jblacoaching.com

October 14, 2019

Self-Leadership: Design

I think about self-leadership often. I connect its role to leading others well and enabling collaboration. In my view, there are four distinctions that make self-leadership possible and effective. All four are needed.

  • Perspective

  • Responsi...

August 1, 2019

• Where can you to interrupt your habitual ways of thinking and operating? • When can you take a step back and consciously consider the choice point in front of you? • Once you’ve chosen, can you act consistent with that choice? • Can you continue until the choice is...

April 28, 2019

Self-Leadership: The Power of Perspective

I think about self-leadership often. I connect its contributing role to leading others well and enabling collaboration. In my view, there are four distinctions that make self-leadership possible and effective. All four are neede...

January 10, 2019

Virtuous spirals, or cycles, according to Wikipedia, are positive chains of complex interactions and events, reinforced through feedback and that produce favorable results. In the short run, these chains tend to continue in their current direction. This can be experien...

February 26, 2018

2018 Photo by Justin Medina on Unsplash

I am often asked if leadership is changing. 

Has the way we define leadership shifted because of changes over time?

Has changing technology impacted how we lead in organizations?

For more than forty years, I have held various leaders...

November 14, 2017

Journey to China

I first arrived in China in 2001 as the President of a major Western consulting firm. There were nearly 200 employees in four offices stretching from Hong Kong to Beijing. One of my responsibilities was finalizing contracts with clients. Initially, I t...

July 11, 2017

We are all leaders.

It doesn’t matter if we are in a position of authority. When we choose a different path rather than 'business as usual',  we are leading in our life and potentially leading others. Here are a couple of examples I think may help illustrate this conce...

March 15, 2017

Where we come from is detectable. Being authentic and related allows for discerning the real need and being able to respond to it. When we connect deeply..we can craft a valuable offer

December 29, 2016

The sign in the bingo parlor reads, “You must be present to win.” The statement is a double entendre.

March 22, 2016

Great Leaders make Great Teams


I like sports and regularly follow them. I live in Chicago and am an ardent Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan. What is important for me is the game, the play and the interviews afterward. I have discovered an interesting connection be...

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