Strategic Leadership

Try ‘Kill the company’ brainstorming

December 13, 2018
How will your company survive over the next five, 10 or 20 years? More important, how will it evolve and grow? Try this exercise with your team to find out.

Following Kubrick almost blindly

December 13, 2018
Leon Vitali gave up a burgeoning career in acting to immerse himself into the world of Kubrick’s methods, working 16-hour days for months at a time to help him in any possible way.

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.

J.K. Rowling’s penless success

December 13, 2018
The character of Harry Potter simply popped into J.K. Rowling’s head. Rowling knew the story would be fun to write. There was a glitch, however: At that moment, she didn’t have a writing utensil on her that worked.

3 must-dos before you hit ‘Send’

November 29, 2018
Email is built for speed. Just make sure that in your haste, you don’t sacrifice clarity. Follow these three steps.

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?

I’m CEO, but come on, I just work here!

November 8, 2018
Q. I’m tired of caving to the ‘You were in charge when this bad thing happened so you need to take responsibility’ mentality and apologizing for things I realistically have no control over. Look, I oversee 100 people and can’t be everywhere at once. How do I state this without seeming like I’m weak?

5 scary actions that haunt your reputation

November 8, 2018
While many professionals believe they are perceived as uber-professionals, they don’t realize how all of the mistakes they make cost them influence. Uncover the hidden mistakes you make that frighten off your ability to influence others.

The silver lining cliché? In this case, totally true

November 8, 2018
Michael Hyatt asked himself just one question: What does this experience make possible?

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?