Leadership Theories

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.

You need a new relationship with your employees

June 22, 2018
The old attitudes will not work anymore, writes author Steven L. Blue. Rather than exploit, today’s leaders need to capitalize on and nurture the human spirit.

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.

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.

4 tips for achieving success without waiting your turn

April 30, 2018
These days many young people see no need to wait their turn before moving up the ladder of success – and their refusal to patiently stand in line is the right idea, says Michelle A. Turman, author of Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You’re Ready.

Work attire: Time to suit up?

April 12, 2018
That old advice to “dress for success” actually may have some grounding in science.