Career Management

Rise above the negativity: 3 steps

October 11, 2012

New brain science shows that constant exposure to complaining will reinforce negative thinking and behavior. It’s hard to stay positive in such a toxic environment. Three steps will get you there:

CEO and senior executive compensation

September 25, 2012

Chief Executive magazine recently completed its annual survey of CEO and senior executive compensation in private companies, based on responses from 1,100 private companies. Some research highlights:

Put your focus on what matters

September 11, 2012
“There is so much information coming at us, we struggle to remain agile, which is the most critical leadership skill,” says Michael Carroll, who teaches meditation as part of leadership. “The practice teaches us to slow down.” How?

Making the leap to enterprise leadership

September 5, 2012
You start off as a functional leader, and within a few years, you’re tapped to lead at a higher level. But you’re struggling—it’s different at the top. At this point, it’s crucial to make a series of (sometimes tricky) shifts to make the leap to enterprise leadership.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 912

September 3, 2012
Prioritize: Following through on com­mitments means that if you agree to do one thing, you won’t be able to do something else … Good looks pay: Studies conducted by economist Daniel Hamermesh show that better-looking American men earn 4% more than average-looking men of similar education and experience.

Nothing happens unless you act

August 30, 2012
Painters can think all they want about an artistic concept, but until they paint it, there’s no picture. Leaders can think all they want about a new direction, but until they act there’s nothing to show.

5 warning signs for leaders

August 14, 2012

You might need leadership training if: 1. Your employees lie to you. 2. Nobody tries to poach your employees. 3. You’re always in crisis. 4. You ask yourself what you should do legally, instead of what’s the right thing to do. 5. You hog credit.

The role of genetics in leadership

August 6, 2012
In a new examination of twin studies, Scott Shane, management professor at Case Western Reserve University, reveals a growing consensus that genes really do account for many of the differences between individuals—in business as well as the rest of life.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 812

August 1, 2012
Contributing to Face­­book’s disastrous market debut: Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld boarded a transcontinental flight—with Nasdaq’s system already melting down—and couldn’t be reached. Lesson: Don’t get marooned at a critical moment.

Where to find the best advice

July 18, 2012

No one—not even CEOs—can do it all without sound guidance and advice. In a recent Booz & Company study of CEO turnover, leaders explained how they learned what they needed to know, when they needed to know it.