• Why Leaders Should Read Great Literature
    CEO,com - Jan 23
    “So many books, so little time”. Among the many unlikely but memorable things Frank Zappa said in his lifetime, this remark comes back to torment me every January. There are so many great books to read. And there... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Chart: What’s Holding Women Back From Top Jobs?
    - Jan 22
    Women make up only 4.8 percent of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies and only 19 percent of the United States Congress, but most Americans believe that women are just as capable of effective leadership as men. So what’s... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Sometimes The Best Response Is Simply To Forgive
    CEO.com - Jan 21
    Back then when you got pulled over you didn't stay in his car and wait for the officer to approach. Instead you’d take the walk of shame back to the police car while other people drove smugly by. So I trudged back,... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Messaging And Metrics: The Keys To Managing Change
    CEO.com - Jan 20
    This article is part of a series on managing organizational change as part of a larger revenue growth initiative. In two previous articles, we explored (1) how to prepare for successful change in a company’s operating... Read »
    5 days ago
  • We Still Don’t Know The Difference Between Change...
    CEO.com - Jan 19
    It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article,”Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Adopt A New Mantra: How Can I Be Of Service?
    CEO.com - Jan 16
    Mark Zuckerberg amazed the business world a few months back when he held a press conference speaking fluent Chinese. His goal was to conquer that language and with determination he did. While he was ridiculed in some circles... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Chart: How CEOs Spend Their First Year On The Job
    CEO.com - Jan 15
    Launching your own business is no cakewalk. “In a company’s first year, your goal should be simply to survive, and this will likely take everything you’ve got,” says Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson. “No... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Keep It Short: The Case For Brevity In Meetings
    CEO.com - Jan 14
    9:00am – you go to your first meeting of the day. 9:10am – you put an imaginary gun to your head. Why are meetings so awful? Sometimes it’s the content and sometimes it’s the delivery. I thought about this problem... Read »
    1 week ago
  • When A Public Mistake Requires An Old-Fashioned...
    CEO.com - Jan 13
    Everyone makes mistakes. We make bad decisions and insensitive statements, we speak before we think, and we let our emotions get the best of us. But since we hold very senior executives to a higher standard, when they mess... Read »
    1 week ago
  • 5 Reasons Not To Neglect Positive Feedback In The...
    CEO.com - Jan 12
    As a society, positive feedback has played a large role in our upbringing -- a gold star here, a certificate there -- and, as such, shouldn’t be neglected in the workplace. Positive reinforcement can include offering... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Should You Think Small This Year?
    CEO.com - Jan 9
    New Year’s is an exciting time of new possibilities — both in your company and in your personal life. It’s easy to set goals and strategies that are bold and visionary, yet never materialize. Implementation may... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Why You Should Resolve To Become A Better Listener
    CEO.com - Jan 8
    I resolve to listen more in 2015. It is a simple resolution, one I could probably make every year. Experience has taught me that I have rarely, if ever, learned anything while I was speaking. I have learned much while... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • The Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions Every CEO Should...
    CEO.com - Jan 7
    As we move into 2015, it’s time to take a hard look at our organizations and how we can improve our leadership. Here are the top five New Year’s resolutions that CEOs and key managers should implement to make dramatic... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Rules For Prioritizing Amidst Demand
    CEO.com - Jan 6
    It was a Saturday morning, and there was nothing I urgently needed to accomplish. But there was a lot I hoped to do. Over breakfast, the possibilities began to clamor for attention in my brain. I wanted to continue reading... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • 8 Classic Business Principles That Last A Lifetime
    CEO.com - Jan 5
    Some business principles come and go. A company I worked for started so many game-changing transformational programs and then, like a disgraced member of the Politburo, quickly abandoned and airbrushed them out of our... Read »
    2 weeks ago