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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …


Forget Myers-Briggs: To Build a Great Team, Focus on 'Factor C'

<i>By Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie</i><p>In sports, some people are famous for “making other players better.” Magic Johnson, the great basketball player …


Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …


The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …


Wilderness - Photographs by Debra Bloomfield | LensCulture

<i>“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”</i><p>—John Muir<p>As a medium, photography is first and foremost indexical: it has the power to show in great and extremely precise detail exactly what sits in front of the camera. Yet it has another communicative level as well—the level …

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