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By David Kahn | We all have the potential to be a great leader. It is up to each of us to unlock that potential.

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe

Show me a person who sees uncertainty as opportunity, and I’ll show you a person who has mastered the new world of work.<p>A person like Juliet (not her real name), for example, who described a stressful stretch of her career as “disgustingly exciting.”<p>Juliet had left full-time employment in the …

Leadership

Four Things You Should Do As The New Leader Of A Struggling Team

You’ve just been tapped as the new leader to take over an existing team, company or department that has yet to meet its full potential. It could be struggling from poor leadership, lack of direction, underutilized or missing talent or any combination of the above. If you’re like most strong …

Leadership

Want A Purpose-Driven Business? Know The Difference Between Mission And Purpose

Young people want to work for purpose-driven businesses–but your purpose has to be something more than just rephrasing your business model.<p>Over the past decade, leaders in business, education, and the social sector have become more interested in the development of purpose. Leading social …

Leadership

Leadership development as a competitive advantage

Talent should be part of every conversation in an organization, says the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group.<p><b>Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Group</b> has its …

Leadership

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

What Might Be Missing from Your Analytics Strategy

As data analytics becomes a more pervasive business tool, many leaders are being sold on the idea that all you need to diagnose any perplexing …

Kellogg School

Three Ways Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson Can Make You A More Effective Leader

Every time I read an interview with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, I walk away with a renewed drive to be a better person. His story, his determination, …

Time I

Five Critical Decisions Every Leader Must Make

Great companies and leaders develop themselves through a series of making good choices that bring about excellent results. In fact, the legacy of a leader is often determined by the decision and choices that they make. The better the decisions, the better the results.<p>I like to remind leaders that …

Leadership

How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results

Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others.<p><b>For</b> …

Leadership

When doing strategy, make yourself an outsider | Strategy & Corporate Finance

February 13, 2018 – <i>By Chris Bradley</i><p>The common method of developing a strategy starts bottom up: compile all the facts you can gather about your …

Management

How To Make Your Company Culture Remarkable

The general attitude of the leader and everyday engagement with the team is critical to creating a healthy workplace environment. A healthy workplace would be where each person is appreciated for their contributions, criticism and coaching are constructive and employees feel like they’re part of a …

Employment

How to confront uncertainty in your strategy

Lack of certainty about the future is the very reason you need a strategy. Instead, embrace probability.<p>“Predictions are difficult, especially about …

Management

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

What Kind of Leadership Works Best at Your Company?

Inventive companies like Amazon and Tesla are constantly churning out new products and services, but there is something else that they, and other distinctive enterprises, are also in the business of producing: their version of leadership. A research project we just completed suggests there might be …

Leadership

This Is the Real Reason Startups Succeed--and No, It's Not Money

Idealab founder Bill Gross says successful startups have this factor in common.<p>The number of self-employed people in the U.S. has grown by nearly 150,000 since 2014 to 8,751,000. This number is up from 8,602,000 at the end of 2016. That data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is in many ways …

Startups

America’s Loneliest Workers, According to Research

A hundred fifty years ago, poet Emily Dickinson described loneliness as “the horror not to be surveyed, but skirted in the dark.” Had she been running a modern company, she might have felt differently. Loneliness should be as important to managers, CFOs, and CEOs as it is to therapists. The last …

Employment

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

The Changing Face Of Leadership: 10 New Research Findings All Leaders Need To Understand

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>One of the questions I hear frequently from emerging and current leaders is this: <i>“How has leadership changed from 10 years ago and what do I need to understand about running a successful enterprise that I don’t know today?</i><p>A recent study attempts to …

Leadership

The Upside of Failure: How Instances of Unsuccess Make You a Better Leader with Chris Gethard

If you are not watching <i>The Chris Gethard Show</i>, then I am about to do you a huge favor. This show is unlike any other you have witnessed. On one hand, …

Swimwear

How Disney Works to Eliminate the Words “That’s Not My Job” from Its Organization

Photo Credit: Disney Institute<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b>There are few phrases that change the dynamics of a conversation more than <i>“</i>That’s not my job.<i>”</i> As managers, we have probably all heard this phrase before—whether from a team member whom we’ve asked for …

Employee Engagement

Bye-Bye, Heroic Leadership. Here Comes Shared Leadership

<b>Fletcher And Käufer On Post-Heroic Leadership</b><p>This blog series presents big ideas by bold thinkers that help us imagine organizational change in new ways. This post inquires into the leadership style that is best suited for promoting inclusive and continuous organizational change.<p><b>Heroic …

Charisma

Passion? Sure, That Helps...

... just remember, you can't cash it.<p>There's a fun aspect to having coached and spent time with so many thousands of entrepreneurs over the last forty years and that's watching how the ideology has changed. We all understand the tremendous technological revolution that all businesses have gone …

Carbon Emissions

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employment

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.<p><b>In 2007,</b> when women held 11 percent of seats on the executive committees of …

Gender

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Leadership

The Ultimate Guide for Reinventing Yourself

It may be time to hit the reset button--here's how it's done.<p>There comes a point in nearly everyone's life when it's time to hit the reset button. There are those events that call for a total transformation, involving a big mindset shift and a change in health, career, spirituality, relationships, …

Small Business

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization that truly unleashes its …

Management