Einstein spent nearly all his time thinking, and very little time doing. Today, we do just the opposite–and it’s working against innovation. Here’s how to get your ratio right. While Einstein said he no
During World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower took a cruise around the Isle of Capri. On seeing a large villa, he asked about it and learned that it was to be his quarters. He inquired about the neighboring
The population of the United States is now 10 times what it was at the start of the U.S. Civil War. Thus, as horrible as the casualties and scale of that war were, it's hard to conceive of its impact.
Future potential matters (much) more than past performance. That’s the new quantitative consensus reshaping professional sports worldwide. After looking hard at the numbers and algorithms, the smartest
“My Trident is a symbol of honor and heritage. By wearing the Trident I accept the responsibility of my chosen profession and way of life. It is a privilege that I must earn every day.” -- Navy SEAL Creed
Lawrence of Arabia (1962): Make them believe in the win-win The film opens with T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) in a basement drawing maps for the British Army. It’s not a glamorous position, but Lawrence
Contrary to popular belief, the success of a business isn’t ensured by an amazing CEO or even the work of a few all-star employees — it’s all about the team. Even without your key players, your business
Seeing What Others Don’t is not only the title of new book by Gary Klein, it is also a mantra that can make you successful. Let’s deal with the book first and then my assertion. Although I have never him,
When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support,
This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell. Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message
A great advantage of a large corporation is supposed to be the large pool of talent in which its leaders can find and groom high achievers and successors. So I was amazed to find myself working recently
It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited.
Larry Page: Google’s Focus On Constant Iteration Will Shift Toward Big Bets Like Google Fiber And Glass
During today’s Google Q1 2013 earnings call, CEO Larry Page gave us a rundown on exactly what the company has been up to in this quarter, as well as some insight into how he’s currently running the company.
There is a link between organizations that instill a sense of purpose and their long-term success, says a new survey just released by Deloitte. Yet, businesses are still not doing enough to create this
I am often asked about the difference between “change management” and “change leadership,” and whether it’s just a matter of semantics. These terms are not interchangeable. The distinction between the
I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn't
During a session with my former partners, our coach posited a theory: that we were all perfectionists and that was a big part of our problem. I thought he was crazy—about the problem part, not the perfectionism—and
Where have all the leaders gone? That’s the question I hear everywhere I travel at home and abroad. I can’t answer the question, but it caused me to reflect on what makes a good leader. When I think of