Leadership & Management

What I Learned In My First Year As A Female Startup CEO

Huffington Post - April 16, 2014

If a reporter asks me why it sucks to be a female CEO, I can come up with hundreds of reasons. On the other hand, if I am asked to argue why it's awesome to be a female CEO, I can also do that pretty well. So here is my take... Read »

Is Pope Francis The Greatest Turnaround CEO?

The Economist - April 16, 2014

Business schools regularly teach their students about great “turnaround CEOs” who breathe new life into dying organisations: figures such as IBM’s Lou Gerstner, Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne and Apple’s Steve Jobs. Now... Read »

How Long Is Too Long To Be CEO?

Washington Post - April 16, 2014

If Jeff Immelt indeed steps down sometime before the expected 20-year mark as CEO of General Electric, his tenure will be unusual. Not for being shorter than average — but actually, for being far longer. Read »

The One Trait Successful Business Leaders Share

Entrepreneur - April 16, 2014

Being smart, having capital, getting along with people, buying low, selling high -- these are all important things that every good manager does. But if you want to really be part of that group of successful leaders then you... Read »

4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America

CEO.com - April 16, 2014

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... Read »

Helping Employees Survive A Merger

Inc - April 16, 2014

Here are my strategies for getting my employees as excited as I am during this integration phase. Read »

Yahoo CEO Building For Growth As Alibaba Help Set To Fade

Bloomberg - April 16, 2014

Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer can’t rely on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to bail her out much longer, putting the onus on her to accelerate a sales rebound that’s only getting started. Read »

The 50 Best Employers In America

Business Insider - April 16, 2014

The second annual list of the best employers in America by PayScale and Business Insider evaluates companies by both pay and happiness. Read »

GM CEO: Repairs Are Now Underway

NYT - April 16, 2014

General Motors’ chief executive, Mary T. Barra, reiterated her vow on Tuesday to root out the cause of the long delay in its recall of defective cars and to make sure that safety defects are never again buried in the... Read »

The Best-Paying Companies In America

Business Insider - April 16, 2014

Money can't buy happiness, but it can certainly try. Business Insider recently teamed up with PayScale to find the 50 Best Employers in America based on median pay, job meaning, job stress, and a number of other factors. Read »

Mozilla Firestorm Teaches Businesses To Anticipate Challenges

Forbes - April 16, 2014

When a company supports a cause or candidate, it defines itself in a socio-political context, and it must weigh the practical benefits of that positioning – its ever-evolving brand – against negative public reaction from... Read »

Clumsy Feedback Is A Poorly Wrapped Gift

HBR - April 16, 2014

Effective leaders open these gifts, regardless of the wrapping, to learn what they are doing that’s negatively affecting others on their team. Read »

3 Strategies For Dealing With Toxic People

Entrepreneur - April 15, 2014

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... Read »

7 Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don’t)

Gallup - April 15, 2014

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... Read »

8 Promises Every Leader Should Make Every Day

CEO.com - April 15, 2014

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... Read »