Leadership & Management

How To Respond To Negative Feedback

Inc - April 18, 2014

When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it as a gift.It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of... Read »

What Corporate Boards Can Learn From Delaware

Fortune - April 18, 2014

The role of the board is to manage and supervise the activities of the corporation for the benefit of the common stockholders. That is, the board is a "steward" of the common stockholder, which means (according to Delaware... Read »

Listen For The Soft Knock Of Opportunity

Inc - April 18, 2014

Opportunity has a way of making a soft tap-tap on your door. Smart entrepreneurs listen for these signals--they have ears specifically attuned to the sound. Read »

6 Keys To Developing Millennials Into Managers

Entrepreneur - April 18, 2014

Millennials are also known as Generation Y, Generation We, the Boomerang Generation, the Peter Pan Generation, Generation Waking Up. Refer to them as you wish, but know this: Talented individuals from this generation will be... Read »

How Do You Help Your Employees Find Flow?

HBR - April 17, 2014

Greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go... Read »

Entrepreneurs: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Inc - April 17, 2014

As entrepreneurs, we crave a challenge. It's a critical component of peak performance because it provides stimulation. Without it, when we get too comfortable, we are bored, which can be the death of motivation and... Read »

Is Your Business Persona Working For You?

Fortune - April 17, 2014

To succeed in business you must assume a working personality that supplants your own, at least in part, while you grow on the job. Those who do not have a functional business persona distinct from their "true" personality... Read »

The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBR - April 17, 2014

When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If... Read »

4 Ways Women Can Take Command Of A Room

Business Insider - April 17, 2014

We’ve all seen those woman. They walk into a room and they just own it. They look polished, strong, stylish and you are pretty sure if they asked everyone to follow them out of the room, everyone would go without question.... Read »

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 »