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If President Obama Can Get Home for Dinner, Why Can’t You?

No matter how challenging a C-suite job may be, it is surely dwarfed by the pressures of the U.S. presidency. No matter how many vacations they take or how much they exercise, presidents seem to visibly age faster than other people; among the White House staff, there’s frequent talk of burnout …

To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask

“The only way to discover your strengths,” wrote Peter Drucker, “is through feedback analysis.” No senior leader would dispute this as a logical matter. But nor do they act on it. Most leaders don’t really want honest feedback, don’t ask for it, and don’t get much of it unless it’s forced on them. …

What Does Success Mean to You?

How do you know if you’re successful? Do you rely heavily on objective metrics such as your job title, the size of your bank account, or the colleges your children are getting into? Or do you focus more on the subjective, such as the satisfaction of solving thorny problems at work, the joy of …

Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

When I was in my early days as CEO of Quest Diagnostics, working hard to turn around a then-troubled company, my daughter suffered a life-threatening illness. She was a freshman in college in a distant city. As any parent would, I rushed to her bedside. As I stood there, contemplating her uncertain …

Meet the Fastest Rising Senior Executive in the Fortune 100

Jill Hazelbaker has advanced faster than any other senior executive in the <i>Fortune</i> 100, according to research in the March issue of HBR—and she’s the youngest leader in that exclusive data set. She cut her teeth in electoral politics, quickly developing the skills and confidence there to thrive at a …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

How to Thrive While Leading a Family Business

We’ve seen both sides of the spectrum: family executives hating their jobs, their businesses, their families, feeling underappreciated for their efforts, exhausted by all the “craziness,” wanting nothing more than to “sell the damn thing.” And we’ve seen family executives thrive with rewards that …

Marketing Strategy - Marketing Agency

Marketing Strategy: Disreputable Marketing Practices to be Aware of<p>Have you been on the receiving end of unethical marketing practices? Whether it is …