Strategic Leadership

Charles Schwab’s tips for novice investors

February 2, 2018

Charles R. Schwab, billionaire and legend in low-cost investing who managed to become a household name, has this advice to investors just starting out.

Flying high after a turbulent ride

January 22, 2018

Qantas faced numerous challenges in the late 2000s but did not go belly up. Instead, CEO Alan Joyce launched an ambitious turnaround plan. 

What vision will you leave behind?

January 17, 2018

Robert Moses is best known as the man who looked at a marshy, unsightly expanse and slowly transformed it into the city of Flushing Meadows, New York.

Toss out sexist assumptions

January 15, 2018

Marjorie Kaplan, former head of Animal Planet and TLC for Discovery Communications, describes an example of sexism early in her career, plus the kind of constant noise that still plagues aspiring women.

Fuel the brain with positivity

January 12, 2018

Some feared that Mike Salvino would prove a high-profile failure. Instead, he learned that people are born with four drivers, and took the insight to heart.

Looking back at sexual misconduct

January 11, 2018

“Although I followed my employee’s wishes, it left me with a nagging feeling.”

Show vulnerability; leave happy

January 3, 2018

Nicole Bernard Dawes’ willingness to ask point-blank for an answer proved a wise strategy.

Avoid project management traps

December 21, 2017

Andrew Makar is all too familiar with project management challenges. An information technology consultant, he has learned how to avoid potholes and stay on track.

Keep talking—you just never know

December 14, 2017

Asked how he convinced his friend Warren Buffett to turn over most of his billions in an enormous donation to the Gates Foundation years ago, software pioneer Bill Gates said he never brought it up.

Steer your team through a crisis

December 4, 2017

Leaders step up in a crisis. Their calm, sturdy attitude boosts everyone’s spirits as they lurch toward a solution. To maintain grace under pressure, start by framing the situation clearly. Explain the crisis to employees in simple terms.