Leadership Development

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Don’t want to commit to this committee

November 17, 2017
Q. I volunteered to serve on a committee to boost my visibility here. But I keep getting assigned time-consuming projects on top of my normal job. The projects aren’t very interesting, and it feels like the committee chair is just dumping chores on my lap. Should I quit this stupid committee?

It’s all like a symphony

November 14, 2017
Serial entrepreneur Rohit Mehrotra owns one of the fastest-growing tech services companies in America. Asked what wisdom he would share with future leaders, aside from a strong ethical compass, he said this.

An endzone dance poses a leadership conundrum

November 13, 2017
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Work around bad boss to forge alliances

November 9, 2017

Q. For years, I reported to the CEO. But the company brought in someone just below the CEO level, so now I report to this new manager who’s terrible. I rely on my new boss to get a sense of the CEO’s priorities, but after he comes out of meetings with the CEO, he’s vague about what’s next. Plus, he takes credit for my ideas. How would you handle this?

Are you a Level 5 leader?

November 8, 2017
Leaders who can take an organization from good to great are like Darwin Smith, the mild-mannered lawyer of Kimberly-Clark who, named CEO, transformed the stodgy old paper company. Smith embodies what is called Level 5 leadership: someone who combines extreme personal humility with intense professional will.

Model great behavior now, not later

November 7, 2017
Want to earn a big promotion? Start acting like you’ve already received it.

Cast a wide net for allies

November 3, 2017
Career climbers hitch their wagon to a star, right? Not necessarily. While it’s smart to forge alliances with a handful of influential leaders across your organization, leaning too heavily on them can backfire.

Leaders know how to talk about their red lines

October 29, 2017
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Wield power from the ground up

October 27, 2017
Nothing stops you from developing your leadership skills, even if you have no one under you to lead. By exerting influence and making an impact, you can lead without an army of underlings reporting to you.

Adopt a pregame ritual to excel

October 24, 2017
During the Olympics, athletes often engage in private rituals just before a race. Whether they’re repeating an uplifting mantra or visualizing victory, these pre-performance routines help them gain an edge. Follow their lead when facing any high-stakes challenge.
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