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Draw a line in the sand on big mistakes

On January 27, 1967, three Apollo astronauts were killed in a flash fire inside their capsule while still on the launch pad. Flight Director Gene Kranz took some responsibility for failing the crew, and he went into a debriefing three days later ready for straight talk.

Get out your handkerchiefs for this tale of sports heroism

Does the name Mallory Holtman ring a bell? You’ve got to go back about a decade to understand her very well-deserved 15 minutes of fame.

5 ways to screw up your work life

A surprising number of experienced executives make some bad moves. Here are the top five.

You cannot beat this motivational line

People really do know it when a leader shows up. Such was the case for Capt. Benjamin Tupper of the Army National Guard, who found himself surrounded by the Taliban in Afghanistan, in a firefight and just about at the end of his rope.

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Today's Leadership Tip

An exotic job title can sound impressive, but when times get tight and heads are on the line, the people who keep their jobs are usually the ones who have been able to make others believe they’re in the trenches so deep that their loss would bring their department to a standstill. That’s when your current job title can take on added meaning—it can either describe a doer with no time to spare, or someone whose duties are so unclear that vague terms like “sherpa” or “guru” or “tactician” apply. Does your own title sound like you’re actually working?

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Q. I used to hear a lot about “management by walking around,” but not so much anymore. Has it become passe?

Widely considered one of the most gifted presenters ever, Steve Jobs understood how to deliver memorable speeches in a seemingly effortless, engaging manner. Morey Stettner will give you the step-by-step guidance to prepare and deliver presentations that borrow many of Jobs' favorite techniques. Watch the video now.

If you are a leader, odds are greater than 50/50 that you are leading a remote team. And it is very possible, when you began your…

If you want to be your “authentic” self, says Jason Seiden, you’re going to spend some sleepless nights in a cold sweat. “It’s not possible to find your true self without getting tested, and tested hard ..."

Q: "I recently learned through the grapevine that an account manager who is assigned to work with me has said he would much rather work with someone else. Supposedly, he feels this other person is a lot more professional. Now my supervisor says that I’m being reassigned to a different group of accounts. If the account manager had problems with me, I wish he would have talked to me directly. I assume this means the writing is on the wall, so I have begun to look for other employment opportunities. I would like to leave gracefully, but I also want to tell someone what this individual said about me. Is that a good idea?"  Dazed & Confused