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Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday indirectly criticized President Trump in a speech delivered in Indonesia for withdrawing “American leadership” on climate change by abandoning the Paris accord.<p>“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, …

Climate

The 5 C's of Great Leaders

Want to be a stronger leader? Build a stronger team on these five principles.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting …

Leadership

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

Setting aside social, political, and moral reasons for encouraging a more diverse workplace, there is arguably no better incentive for promoting diversity than the premise that diverse teams and organizations are more creative. But is there actually any evidence in support of this idea? And if …

Creativity

“Both/And” Leadership

Jack Welch once claimed that great leaders are “relentless and boring.” Management thinkers largely agree: Good leaders, so the narrative goes, are consistent in their decision making, stick to their commitments, and remain on-message. The trouble is, much as we may value consistency in our …

Leadership

'Theresa May's mask has slipped': febrile mood at SNP spring conference

Angus Robertson tells supporters it would be a ‘democratic outrage’ for PM to ignore Holyrood’s vote<p>The SNP’s spring conference struck a combative tone from the start, as Angus Robertson, the party’s Westminster leader, told Theresa May she had better not dare block a second referendum before …

Referendums

The "Jack of All Trades" Might Just Be a Master of Big-Picture Thinking

Effective leaders don't have all the answers. They know how to put the right pieces together.<p>The old saying "jack of all trades, master of none," is almost always used with negative connotations. It usually means a person lacks the focus needed to stick with anything long enough to become truly …

Leadership

Future Leaders Connect

Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders<p>Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around …

Men’s negotiating styles toward women grew more aggressive after Trump’s election, study shows

Wharton assistant professor Corinne Low didn't set out to test the effect Donald Trump's election might have on men's and women's negotiating patterns last year. A gender and family economist, she was looking more broadly into gender differences in communication styles, using experiments to look at …

Elections

Followable Leadership -- Lead So Others Will Follow

Shutterstock<p>Getting the right balance between inspiring others to do more than they think they can do and enabling them to do it is an art. If you don’t go far enough, fast enough your followers will lose interest. If you try to go too far too fast, your followers won’t be able to keep up.<p>In the …

Leadership

Here's How Your Personality Type Affects Your Decision Making At Work

Shutterstock<p>“By the time you’re 30 years old, you’ve probably noticed there is a relationship between your strengths and weaknesses at work,” said executive coach Delynn Copley of the Copley Group in our recent interview. “Everyone has a set of gifts and talents, and they are often directly related …

Personality

5 Things Strong Leaders Do

Life isn’t fair. If you think you will always have the same raises, bonuses and opportunities as your peers, prepare to be disappointed. That’s life. …

Leadership

5 Tips To Empower Your Team (And Make Your Job Easier)

Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. But managers have to do their part to unlock potential.<p>Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. Whether you're a mid-level manager or a C-suite executive, as a …

Leadership

The Truth About Authentic Leaders

Is "Be yourself" terrible advice for a leader? Bill George, the creator of the "authentic leadership" approach to management, answers critics and …

Being Quiet Is Part of Being a Good CEO

After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly.<p>The amount of literature devoted to teaching people how to become a successful executive is vast. And that’s no surprise: People aspire to be in the …

Leadership

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

Leadership

12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now

You don't have to have a big HR budget, or even an HR team, to make this happen.<p>Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you …

Leadership

The 1 Emotional Intelligence Skill You Need to Be Hugely Successful (but Nobody Uses It)

Want to end conflict and improve company morale by the end of the week? Make sure your leaders have a handle on this emotional intelligence trait.<p>Think about a work scenario in your past when the proverbial fit hit the shan. Perhaps an unforeseen circumstance that led to a massive layoff. Or a …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who don’t? The successful elite make smart decisions and keep their …

Self-improvement

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Success comes to those who look for it, not to those who wait for it.<p>Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain …

TED Talks

Who Needs To Lead Digital Transformation In 2017

Shutterstock<p>The question of when digital transformation will be complete is a moot point these days. New technologies and digital trends will never stop. However, it’s likely that the people leading the charge will be the change from year to year.<p>In a recent report from Altimeter, analysts found …

Digital Transformation

The 1 Question That Gets Every Single Millennial in Trouble

How ironic.<p>In the past two weeks, I have seen Simon Sinek's viral video explaining all-that-is-wrong-with-Millennials in my Facebook feed an unnecessary number of times. And it has been interesting seeing my peers, fellow Millennials, agree and disagree, feel understood and feel misunderstood. …

Leadership

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. …

How To Build Influence And Land That Leadership Role

Leadership is all about <i>influence</i>, the more influence we have, the better the leader we can be.<p>Now there are five sources of influence <i>Position, Knowledge/Expertise, Network, Character</i>, and <i>Success</i>.<p>Of this position is probably the least important.<p>Now I appreciate that might seem like a strange thing …

Leadership

Leadership and Operational Excellence

I am honored to have been selected to speak at the Business Transformation and Operational Excellence World Summit in Orlando Mar 21-24, as improving operational excellence is the area where I have spent the majority of my professional career. Whether it has been driving transformational programs, …

Leadership

Your Leadership Requires You to Have Guts

Leadership is hard. It means making difficult decisions, stepping out of your comfort zone, and standing on the edge of your greatness.<b>Leadership</b> …

Leadership

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-improvement

After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

The Brain

The Secrets Of Women Running Billion-Dollar Companies

Billion-dollar startups are so rare they’re called unicorns. Those led by a woman? Even rarer. Here, three share what they’ve learned.<p>When you’re running a billion-dollar tech company, there isn’t a lot of time to stop running, step back, and take in all that you’ve built.<p>For Eventbrite’s Julia …

Startups

The 5 Elements of a Strong Leadership Pipeline

Investments in traditional leadership development are often misguided and a waste of money.<p>It’s not that development itself isn’t important. In a Deloitte study of 7,000 organizations this year, 89% of executives rated “strengthening the leadership pipeline” an urgent issue. That’s up from 86% last …

Leadership