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Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

Philosophers and psychologists have been discussing the importance of self-control for ages. Plato, for example, argued that the human experience is a constant struggle between our desire and rationality, and that self-control is needed to achieve our ideal form. Likewise, Freud suggested that …

What Every Business Leader Gets Wrong About ‘the Workplace of the Future’

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

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Barack Obama Shares His Lessons Learned on Leadership and Power

The power and responsibilities of the U.S. presidency are unique and unmatched—only 44 people have ever had the job. On Tuesday, former President …

Don’t Put Shareholders First, Wells Fargo CEO Warns

en_US<p>article<p>Tim Sloan says the bank has prevented a crippling talent drain by better looking after its …

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How to Manage a Narcissist

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. He tended to monopolize the conversation, whatever the topic. All agreed that he was not a good …

This Filmmaker Shows How to Keep People Truly Engaged

Want to keep people's attention? Do what the movie makers do. Here's an expert that shares his secrets.<p>Most have had the experience of trying to have a conversation in a noisy environment, like a bar or restaurant, where elaborate hand gestures seem like the only alternative to shouting. …

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6 Ways to Fix Your Organizational Culture (and Attract Millennials)

Every business thinks they put their people first, but do they?<p>You start a business with an idea, a product or a service. But you can't grow it without people. Creating a great culture--that puts people first and gives them opportunities--is paramount.<p>What 1981 can teach you about 2017<p>And this …

Wolf of Wall Street

eBay: Big Data Can Humble A CEO And Change The Future Of Retail

eBay’s head of analytics in Europe says big data will change both online and offline retail forever – if you have the right technology and …

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Why the CEO of Coca-Cola never dines alone

<i>Fortune 500 Insider is our newest online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with Fortune's</i> …

How The CEO Of The Newman’s Own Foundation Carries On An Unconventional Legacy

Keeping a promise to his friend Paul Newman, Bob Forrester is expanding the nonprofit food company–while staying true to its founder’s ethos.<p>In 1982, Paul Newman added a second job to his storied acting career when he launched his own food company Newman’s Own. What made the company unique was its …

Leadership

Johnson & Johnson just launched a $100,000 burnout prevention bootcamp for CEOs

If you're going by the Harvard Business Review, executive burnout has been a problem for nearly 40 years.<p>"In my present role, I'm the guy who catches it all," one executive told HBR in 1981. "I can't seem to get people to stand still and listen ... I don't know how much longer I can last in this …

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US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Self-improvement

STARBUCKS CEO: Not every decision in business is an economic one

Starbucks spent a large portion of its annual shareholders' meeting doubling down on its progressive social beliefs.<p>"Not every decision in business is an economic one... because leadership and moral courage is not a passive act," CEO Howard Schultz said at the company's annual shareholders meeting …

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Management experts break down Trump's leadership style during his first 100 days as president

Donald Trump has effectively gone from managing his family-owned real estate company — and his own career in show business — to running the executive branch of the United States.<p>That's a pretty big leap.<p>Business Insider asked four management experts to weigh in on Trump's management style.<p>They …

Leadership

Can A Leader Without Credibility Lead?

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais<p>How would you feel if the CEOs of, say, Rolex, Lego and Walt Disney (who happen to be the top three of Forbes’ 2017 Most Reputable Companies) made consistently false, inaccurate or misleading statements to their investors?<p>What kind of management would that be? How …

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How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best descriptions of a leader I’ve heard is that leaders focus on vision and strategy, guiding and removing obstacles for their teams -- something like a coach in sports.<p>Managers typically focus more on the execution piece, …

Leadership

3M’s CEO makes it his business to diversify leadership, even if it means bigfooting his own managers

To increase diversity in their workplaces, it stands to reason that businesses need a diverse slate of job candidates.<p>Still, companies often struggle to create pools of candidates that include women and under-represented minorities, particularly for senior or specialized roles. At 3M, the massive …

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MANAGEMENT STYLE: Campaigning is One Thing; Leading is Another, CEOs Say

en_US<p>article<p>Mid-market CEOs wish the “CEO-in-Chief” would change his management …

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These Leadership Lessons From The SEAL Teams Are Universal For Any Industry

Shutterstock<p>I’m a big believer in sharing lessons learned. Leadership lessons, lessons in teamwork, lessons in effective thinking are all “things” that are ultimately the dividing line between success and failure, life and death.<p>Last week I gave a speech on leadership lessons from complex …

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Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

Leadership

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely …

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How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

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How Do You Handle an Office Romance? - Bloomberg

<b>Kelly Sullivan</b><i><br>Managing director, Bedford HR Executive Search & Consulting, New York</i> <br>“I was at a company with about 1,000 employees, and the president …

What You Should Do to Overcome The Peter Principle

Here is why one of the staples of modern management theory is wrong, and what you should do about it.<p>In 1969, Canadian Author Lawrence Peter developed an unorthodox concept that became known as The Peter Principle. Paraphrased, it states that employees will always rise to their level of …

Leadership

63% Of Employees Don't Trust Their Leader -- Here's What You Can Do To Change That

Shutterstock<p>Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.<p>It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time low.<p>CEO Credibility plunged by 12 points this year. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said CEOs are somewhat or not at …

Leadership

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, which with $5.1 trillion is the world's biggest investor, just sent his annual letter to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations.<p>Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the …

Economics

You're a Real CEO When Your Company Is Bigger Than Your Title

Even if they founded the company, CEO is a pompous title for somebody supervising a handful of employees.<p>Are most CEOs just pretenders? Management consultant Steve Tobak certainly thinks so. In his article awhile ago -- Why Most CEOs Are Frauds -- he laments the trend of so many people giving …

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