Ironically, most of us have known this since childhood. If you pick the brain of any leader, you'll most likely find a myriad of answers as to what makes them successful. Some may say it is luck. Some
Some books stick with you, long after you’ve closed the cover. The best books linger for decades, changing the way you look at the world. Those were the sorts of books we requested when we asked 20 world-class
A few months ago, a former client — let’s call her Kacie— called me to check in. I had supported her through her transition when she had joined a prestigious global financial services firm several months
Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest levels of organizations regularly fail to identify the problem
Taking a stand is more important now than ever before. By Brad MacAfee, CEO, Porter Novelli As the CEO of a global organization and a member of CEO Action, I know I have significant influence in advancing
This year, the unemployment rate in the U.S. hit a 49-year low of 3.7%. The demand for companies to retain top talent is intensifying. One report suggests that employee retention is the number one issue
Many people believe that being a good manager only requires common sense, and that it is therefore easy to be one. If this were true, good managers would be commonplace at all levels of more organizations,
There is, without doubt, a growing realisation that leadership development is not delivering the returns that it promises: Why Leadership Training Fails—and What to Do About It (HBR) • Why Leadership Programs
Diving right into digital transformation can tempt any leader, but a lack of architecture might mean failure. Here's the most important step to take before starting out. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur
As a college professor, I regularly train PhD students. In psychology and most fields of science, students are assigned to a project early on in their studies and learn key skills through an apprenticeship
Even though self-awareness — knowing who we are and how we’re seen — is important for job performance, career success, and leadership effectiveness, it’s in remarkably short supply in today’s workplace.
Employees who remained closeted are a problem for businesses, because diversity in leadership teams matters now more than ever. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Coming out
Diversity works. You know that. Cognitive diversity, representing a range of opinions, is the hallmark of a superior management team. Companies that bring different points of view and perspectives and
The first to study female leadership 30 years ago, Sally Helgesen wrote a ground-breaking book titled The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership. As she studied a number of America’s most successful
If you want to change your life, you have to first change the way you think about your life — not the opposite way around. It’s not that “magical thinking” will be responsible for your personal revolution.
Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark
Increasing volatility, uncertainty, growing complexity, and ambiguous information (VUCA) has created a business environment in which agile collaboration is more critical than ever. Organizations need be
Corporate directors and executives alike recognize that today’s pace of change continues to accelerate and that firms need to innovate to stay ahead. But are boards doing enough to support innovation,
Imagine you are a member of a purchasing team. Your manager sets a goal: she wants everyone on your team to make at least one deal with a supply company of their choice. You end up signing a deal with
Hiring top talent is a key ingredient for the success of any business, small or large. Learn how to do it right from a top former CEO. The number one hiring mistake I see people make is prioritizing skill
Anjali Sud explains why you should never wait to go after your passion. In this series, Open Every Door, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding
There is no shortage of advice for those who aspire to be effective leaders. One piece of advice may be particularly enticing: if you want to be a successful leader, ensure that you are seen as a leader
If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks. This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book, EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional
Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing. Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him. I asked him why.