Strategic Leadership

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Surveys will continue until morale improves

June 14, 2018
Q. We’re thinking of surveying our entire workforce specifically about their morale. Do you think that’s a good move, or might it come across as weak?

Take ‘4R’ test before deciding

June 14, 2018
When you get close to making a decision, apply this “4R Test” for leaders.

Most incredible turnaround moment ever?

June 14, 2018
Music producer Quincy Jones started life as a hustler on the South Side of Chicago, but found his path after his family moved to a town near Seattle.

Use fear to propel you

May 10, 2018
Just think of the awesome, terrible power we’ve given a certain four-letter word. Time to stop that. Fear can be a great motivator when channeled correctly.

When will we learn: Think twice before gabbing to media

May 10, 2018
Mastering public relations requires a tricky balancing act. Leaders need to appear accessible to the media without revealing too much. Colin Angle, co-founder and CEO of iRobot, recently fell out of balance—and paid the price.

Now there’s risky marketing!

May 10, 2018
Just as the Major League Baseball season was starting in 2004, Boston Red Sox fans were entertained by the TV ads run by Jordan’s furniture, a favorite Massachusetts retailer.

5 secrets of serial entrepreneurs

May 1, 2018
These days, more leaders are starting multiple companies. Here’s what they learned from each successive enterprise.

The pleasures of very sore feet

May 1, 2018
When is the last time you took a trip not because of its obvious pleasures, but despite the difficulties you knew it would bring?

The dark moment that may define you

May 1, 2018
Here are Morey Stettner’s simple action steps so that one day—hopefully no time soon—we can be of immense value to a staff searching for answers and comfort.

When you’re waaaay out in front

May 1, 2018
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.
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