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From pessimist to optimist in 3 steps

January 4, 2018

Transforming yourself from a pessimist into an optimist won’t happen overnight. It requires an entirely different outlook on life, along with the discipline to change for good.

Stick to principle to earn trust

January 1, 2018

Milton Hershey learned that a group of locals were planning to attack some of his immigrant employees as they left the plant at the end of their shift. Unwilling to ignore the threat, he decided to take proactive steps to protect his workers.

If you can play mini-golf alone, you truly are a leader, by gosh

December 18, 2017

Somewhere out there are true individuals who are just fine engaging in group or “significant other” activities all by themselves, completely comfortable no matter who’s looking at them quizzically. Become that type of person and you’ve reached a plateau of self-confidence few ever will.

Admit error to gain respect

November 29, 2017

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s willingness to admit error shows that fallibility and leadership go hand-in-hand.

An endzone dance poses a leadership conundrum

November 13, 2017
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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.
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