Character

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On keeping calm

September 11, 2017
No matter how emotionally intelligent we think we are, situations will test us. Try to put these tips into practice when your anger mounts.

Aren’t I already transparent?

September 7, 2017
Q: My boss says, “Be more transparent in your communication.” But I don’t talk about people behind their back. I don’t speak in code—I use plain English. I’m a straight shooter, and I’m not afraid to tell people the truth. Isn’t that transparent?

It’s test time!

September 6, 2017
Take this quiz to see how transparent you are as a leader.

Loyalty first! The story behind ‘Fatal Attraction’

August 17, 2017
Sherry Lansing was in a bind. A prominent film producer in the 1980s, Lansing fell for a script about a love affair gone awry. And she desperately wanted to make the movie.

Will your ego kill your career?

August 14, 2017
The day of the aggressive know-it-all who steamrolls over colleagues is drawing to a close. In the future, success will belong to those who can quiet their egos, collaborate, and empathize with others.

Follow a Navy SEAL’s playbook

August 8, 2017
Retired Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink trains executives on leadership, applying lessons he learned from his 20-year military career. Here are some examples.

Are you a biter? The indicators

August 5, 2017
Some executives, like dogs, “bite” by being disrespectful or demeaning. There are key indicators, Timothy R. Clark explains, that signal this tendency quickly.

Should you apologize?

July 9, 2017
For a leader, a public apology always involves risk. Here are some questions to help you walk the line between stonewalling and groveling.

On character and competence

May 31, 2017
Becoming a boss for the first time has serious consequences for both the individual and the organization.

Saving Kennedy

May 10, 2017
Bud Liebenow, who rescued John F. Kennedy and crew after their PT boat sank during WWII, never shrank from a challenge.
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