4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America
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You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed CEO all you like, but business is ultimately about people. That means business is also about emotions: both yours and those of the people you interact with every day. Want to make a huge difference in your life and in the lives of the people you...
In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business today:
It's a phenomenon known in the management trade as "empire building": an urge to create fiefdoms with pumped-up staffs and budgets that match the inflated ego of the perpetrator--and it can sabotage your team, bottom line and worse.
In the startup world, things are different. When the momentum is building and things are moving fast, your company begins to feel the push that comes with an early rush of success. The call to scale comes soon after. Assuming you have all the necessary prerequisites to scale (a demand for your...
Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant and author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, says it's simple to deal with the bullies, the blamers, the rage-aholics, the whiners and the complainers. Here's how.
Diversity has become the third rail of business. No one knows this better than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who received a firestorm of criticism recently for his ill-considered response to the accusation that his company lacked gender diversity. Companies are fond of proclaiming that they...
To understand what drives that tremendous advantage, we looked for contrasts between these businesses and a much larger set of companies we know to be struggling to turn around bland and uninspiring workplaces. We found seven elements in place at the companies with spirited employees that are...
You'd think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches to move cash from one place to another.
Amid another blockbuster movie and an illustrious career serving this country, Captain America has much to teach about how harnessing our passion will make us more effective leaders. With its record-breaking $92 million weekend debut, the movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" once again...
What's more important to a new venture than a great business idea? Finding the right business partners. I've heard this again and again from successful entrepreneurs, and I've lost count of how many investors tell me that they put their money behind people--as much or more than ideas.
Over the past few decades, enormous amounts of effort (and dollars) have gone into understanding how the mind works. This is good news for you, especially when it comes to public speaking, which requires getting into the minds (and hearts) of an audience. Neuroscience research offers loads of...
Last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. As is the case every year, it is a tour de force of ideas and initiatives about the customer experience (Amazon Prime), disruptive technology (Fire TV), fast-growing product initiatives (Amazon Web Services),...
Some people have a way of making the complex clear. They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision. They speak in simple, relatable terms. And they can get a lot...
Entrepreneurship is hard, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings. So why are entrepreneurs willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?
4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America
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