Leadership Development

Nixon’s legendarily strange meeting with protesters

April 3, 2018
In the pre-dawn darkness of a May morning in 1970, a sleepless Richard Nixon asked his valet, Manolo Sanchez, if he’d ever seen the Lincoln Memorial. Nixon told him to get dressed, because that’s where they were headed. Some young protesters were stunned to see the President approach.

They want you on the board—but is it a smart move?

April 3, 2018
You’ve been approached to be on a board. You are flattered! But, should you accept? There is a lot to consider as you weigh the time, personal investment, and—at times—risk. Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search has five tips for evaluating a board position to make sure it’s right for you.

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.

Wise ways to establish executive presence

March 30, 2018
Regardless of your job title, you can establish executive presence by radiating self-assuredness. Here are some tips to wield authority with confidence.

You say you care … but do you?

March 27, 2018

Truly empathetic listeners have a high tolerance for absorbing others’ sadness and emotional struggles. Do you possess a high degree of empathy? Answer these three questions.

Secrets of the ridiculously successful

March 21, 2018

Watching ultra-successful people gives you clues as to how they tick and how you can succeed, too.

3 ways leaders can navigate imbalanced lives

March 20, 2018

In debunking the balance theme, leadership expert Sue Hawkes gives three tips for leaders to help them accept and maximize an imbalanced schedule.

When you gotta go with your heart

March 15, 2018

In 1988, at age 33, Miles White turned down the chance to head the Asia Pacific region for a division of Abbott Laboratories. Why? His wife wanted to open a children’s bookstore and he didn’t want to transplant their three young sons.

How to apologize like a mean man

March 13, 2018

According to Mark Lipton, author of Mean Men: The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Man, here’s how you can (unfortunately) sound just like a toxic business leader when the time inevitably comes to say you’re sorry for something.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 0418

March 8, 2018
A different view on brainstorming … What older people want younger people to keep in mind