Leadership Theories

On the music/leadership connection

April 11, 2019
Consider these terms: resonance, harmony, rhythm, symphony, ensemble, dynamics, pitch, scale. As a leader, do any of these words strike a chord?

Remember to heed the ____ Effect!

April 11, 2019
Business practices and the study of the mind have always gone hand-in-hand. Psychological effects are often applied to human nature in professional environments. Here are some interesting ones you may not have heard of.

Develop a positive explanatory style

February 25, 2019
  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

Don’t make ‘rival’ a dirty word

December 13, 2018
Q. I just took over a small company and am considering befriending the main business rival in our area. In general, do you think that “keep your enemies close” game is worth playing?

Neat freaks got you down?

December 13, 2018
David Freedman and Eric Abrahamson, co-authors of A Perfect Mess, have discovered that neatness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Your mission, should you choose to state it

November 8, 2018
Q. Our company has no mission statement. I’m not quite in a position to write one, and it seems like we’re doing fine without it. Should I start the ball in motion toward creating one, or let it lie?

Leaders let people make homers

November 8, 2018
Harvard Business School assistant professor Michel Anteby explored the practice by interviewing retired French metalworkers. He found that leaders of all stripes—managers, supervisors, executives—knew about homer-making, and most ignored it. But why?

1-Minute Strategies: November ’18

October 18, 2018
Just say no to Monday-morning meetings … Take a step back before changing up your breakroom … Saving or savings?

Oh, the passion!

July 12, 2018
Q. If I see one more claim from someone on LinkedIn about how “passionate” they are about their work, I’ll lose it. Really, how many people are lying through their teeth about their so-called “passion”?

Rivet your focus for best results

July 12, 2018
The best strategic thinkers attribute their success to one word: focus. They rivet their attention on their highest priorities—and sweep away less important matters.