Character

The passion of the bad forklift driver

October 11, 2018
Is your pride a thing you sometimes guard too fiercely? Are you willing to risk some of it to achieve more?

Your leadership image test of the day

October 11, 2018
When you get into your car this evening, do a quick bumper sticker audit.

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.

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.”

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.”

An ethical culture needs demonstration

May 10, 2018
Q. Now that I’m in a position of influence, I’m really trying to promote a more ethical workplace. What are the best ways to make my point about the way we intend to operate?

Wow, was someone really this generous?

May 10, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. confided to his friend, Harry Belafonte, that if he died, he worried that he wouldn’t be around to support his infant son. As soon as Belafonte heard this, he assured King that he could cross that concern off his list.

The 2 very opposite types of pride

April 12, 2018
Jessica Tracy, head of the Emotion and Self Lab at the University of British Columbia, draws a distinction between “authentic” pride and “hubristic” pride.

De-clutter and free your mind

April 3, 2018
To feel more free and fearless, try a purge. Feel free to go out someday and re-acquire the things you really want, but just experience for once how a dramatic purge makes you lighter and emboldens you to simplify in other areas.