Character

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5 characteristics of great leaders

November 11, 2013
Kevin Daum of CEO.com shares a list of essential traits.

Red Cross: ‘One woman alone’

October 31, 2013
A time machine interview with the resourceful and fearless Clara Barton, who was the first female clerk at the U.S. Patent Office. She ultimately founded the American Red Cross, serving as its first president.

What it takes to be a ‘dream leader’

October 30, 2013

Matthew Kelly, author of The Dream Manager, argues that if you take steps to help employees act on their dreams, they grow more connected, productive and loyal to you and your organization. Here’s a real-life example.

Art of leadership

September 4, 2013
Renoir’s pastel paintings of plump bourgeois people initially inspired rage, hatred and mockery. William Baker, director of a center for media education at Fordham, took away two lessons from that reaction.

Separating great leaders from also-rans

August 27, 2013
The best leaders listen well, deliver great speeches and show decisiveness when it counts. But that’s not all. Superior leaders demonstrate subtle skills that set them apart.

Leadership through influence

July 29, 2013
Sometimes, being a leader means being the only doctor in a town of 3,400 in rural Georgia. That’s how it is for Howard McMahan, M.D., who’s been seeing the same pa­­tients for more than 20 years, but for whom life would be easier if he closed his practice and took a job at a regional medical center 30 miles away. Still, he stays.

4 key traits for tomorrow’s leaders

July 2, 2013
Leading requires a range of behaviors. From supportive coaching to skeptical questioning, you need to spur others to perform at their consistent best. Adopt these four styles to lift others’ performance.

You can be quirky and lead

June 27, 2013
Baseball hit bottom in 1976, and Mark Fidrych hit the top. For one season, and especially for one night, the 21-year-old rookie with the Detroit Tigers led the country’s fans back to baseball.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 613

June 12, 2013
Hold on to ownership mentality … Always watch as you listen … Be aware that you can be too attractive.

6 humble traits of servant leaders

June 6, 2013
The term “servant leader” applies to executives who lack huge egos. They win allegiance by positioning themselves as supportive allies, not bossy tyrants. Servant leaders exhibit six traits:
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