Leadership Development

Leadership Tips, Vol. 218

January 12, 2018

Venus and Serena’s father: “Fake it till you make it” is nonsense … Identifying potential leaders … Building teams the military way

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.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 118

December 15, 2017

Adopt an inviting stance … Take some advice from Dave McGhee.

Use empathy to negotiate well

December 13, 2017

“I told them, ‘You’ve created a successful business after breaking away from another firm. I find that inspirational. I want that same story. And I can’t do this without your support.’”

Too persuadable? Stick to email

December 12, 2017
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Make the most of your to-do list

December 11, 2017

To tackle your ever-expanding responsibilities, you create a to-do list. That’s a good start. The real test of your productivity, however, involves how you use your list.

Angry at teammates? Lighten up

December 6, 2017

For rock climber Tommy Caldwell, leading sometimes involves stepping back and withholding judgment—even when he disapproves of a teammate’s behavior.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1217

December 1, 2017

Stick to the fundamentals … Sometimes blunt is best … Self-marriage is what brings us together today