Articles

Does your ‘image’ hold up in writing?

April 1, 2005
How effectively are you conveying the image that you strive to build as a leader? To find out, perform this simple test over the next workday:

Put your goals to this test

April 1, 2005
Test your career and work-related goals to see if they stand up to these four questions.

A most difficult read—but worthy of study

February 1, 2005
The 9/11 Commission’s report on how the United States could have prevented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon represents a masterpiece in organized thinking. Here are a few of the report’s ideas that you can adapt to any situation.

A lesson on how to leave a room

February 1, 2005
We’ll never know the whole story, but at the inauguration of John Adams as second U.S. president, George Washington once again proved himself astute in the art of leadership.

Turn teammate envy into team success

January 1, 2005
You give an especially challenging assignment to someone on your staff. Then, everyone else grows envious and angry. Here’s how to channel that negative envy into a positive force.

How to accomplish the ‘impossible’

December 1, 2004
What seems impossible is often no more than preconceived notions and mental models distorting what we see. Don’t believe it? Check out these examples:

Finding common ground is the key

December 1, 2004
Whether negotiating a deal or arguing your point, its much more effective to emphasize whatever you have in common with your opponent than the differences.

When negotiating, take the right side

December 1, 2004
In high-stakes negotiations, sitting across the table from your opponents ends the signal that you are enemies, not collaborators who are looking for solutions that meet both your needs.

Live up to what you say

November 1, 2004
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military leaders in history. His lasting reputation, however, rests less on how much territory he conquered and more on the kind of leader he became.

Which leaders had true character?

October 1, 2004
Here’s a little leadership quiz: