Leadership Development

Help people see through a wider lens

May 1, 2006
An experiment at Cornell University showed just how much power leaders have to determine what people notice … and what they miss.

Jerry Lewis on taking criticism

March 1, 2006
In 1953, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis played London’s Palladium, the first appearance in England for what back then was America’s top entertainment act. The Palladium audience loved them … except for a few anti-American demonstrators in the balcony, who booed.

6 slump-beaters for a really rainy day

September 1, 2005
  Even upbeat, energetic people have slumps. You can pull yourself out of one with a little wisdom and these tactics.

We hope this isn’t you…

July 1, 2005
How does someone in charge become a baby … and not in a good way?

Dressing like a manager

April 1, 2005
Even in workplaces where casual dress is the norm, managers and leaders wonder whether they should be dressing differently—that is, better—than their team members. Here are some points to consider:

A lesson on how to leave a room

February 1, 2005
We’ll never know the whole story, but at the inauguration of John Adams as second U.S. president, George Washington once again proved himself astute in the art of leadership.

Live up to what you say

November 1, 2004
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military leaders in history. His lasting reputation, however, rests less on how much territory he conquered and more on the kind of leader he became.

Rushing to a big meeting?

December 1, 1997
Give yourself an extra few seconds before you burst in.