Strategic Leadership

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.

The ‘Monty Hall problem’: Logic gone bad

April 12, 2018
The “Monty Hall problem” became the subject of essays, papers and even books as an example of supposedly clear truths becoming anything but upon closer inspection.

Gamble on stupid ideas—and win!

April 3, 2018

In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of directors authorize a major investment in new ships.

Oh, the humanity! The lesson of the PC v. Mac spots

April 2, 2018

Humanity is not just a feel-good concept; it sells

Build your online brand

March 29, 2018
Here are three ways to build an online identity.

When a business giant is just a square peg

March 28, 2018
The résumé of Kevin Turner, who spent 11 years as chief operating officer of Microsoft, didn’t really mesh with the demands of the world of hedge fund Citadel. And he became an example of a leader who can’t necessarily walk into the boardroom of his choice and dazzle in a different culture.

Reach consensus fast

March 20, 2018
If you want 100% consensus before you make a decision, chances are you’ll be waiting a long time. Rather than trying to elicit a “Yes” from every member of your team, follow these steps.

A cautionary tale of effusive praise

March 19, 2018

Beware of bruising sensibilities internally when praising how well someone else or some other organization performs.

Gut feelings: Don’t discount them

March 16, 2018

Kathleen Sebelius was insurance commissioner of Kansas when health powerhouse Anthem wanted to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield. “My gut just told me this was a disaster waiting to happen,” she remembered.