Leadership Development

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Get out your handkerchiefs for this tale of sports heroism

August 9, 2018
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.

To get through a conference call, put yourself on mute

August 9, 2018
An applications engineer in the motor industry, quoted in the book Speed Lead, offers this sly advice.

Adopt these three habits to be a more respected manager

July 27, 2018
Earning the title of manager can be a rite of passage on your personal career ladder—but it doesn’t necessarily mean that your employees, peers or superiors will follow your lead, respect your ideas or perceive your recommendations as credible. Adopt these three habits to command the professional respect you need to succeed as a manager.

Laugh and the company laughs with you?

July 12, 2018
Q. Thinking back on all the jobs I’ve ever had, it occurs to me my favorite managers and leaders all had one thing in common—a hearty, even booming laugh. Is there a lesson here?

Nobody likes a know-it-all

July 12, 2018
Both you and your people will benefit if you can show a little humility through simple asides, like “Sometimes I jump to conclusions.”

Count your praise and double it

July 12, 2018
Cindi Leive, former editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, shares these lessons in leadership.

Stand up for what’s right

July 12, 2018
Admiral Paul Zukunft led over 50,000 people as a commandant in the U.S. Coast Guard. He credits eavesdropping on his boss as one of the key learning moments in his lengthy career.

To lead, take the high road

July 12, 2018
Difficult executive decisions call for leaders to take the high road, built on calm reflection and observation, rather than the low road, based on expediency.

3 reasons saying ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘Thank you’ can change corporate culture

July 12, 2018
“There’s a great value and power to saying ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘thank you’ in the corporate world. The first time someone apologizes or says a genuine ‘thank you,’ the whole environment shifts.”

Be a valued contrarian

July 5, 2018
Boat rockers, contrarians, call them whatever you like—sometimes these people become office stars because their courage naturally attracts followers and admirers. But how do you assert yourself and effect change without being a mere irritant?
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