• Promoting The Non-Obvious Candidate
    HBR - Jul 29
    Conventional talent-management systems emphasize the need to give high performers appropriate experiences to help them ascend to more senior levels of management. Companies define career paths accordingly and carefully map,... Read »
    18 hours ago
  • Humble CEOs Are The Best For Business
    Forbes - Jul 29
    James Collins, author of the 2001 business classic Good to Great, likes to tell the story of Darwin E. Smith, the shy, reserved CEO of Kimberly-Clark for two decades until 1991. When Smith was asked how he turned around the... Read »
    19 hours ago
  • What Leaders Do To Show They Have Integrity
    Business Insider - Jul 29
    Leaders who live with integrity inspire their followers to adopt their own ideals, which makes them more willing to support their vision. True integrity is not paraded about for others to admire, but is shown through... Read »
    19 hours ago
  • 3 Qualities Of Successful Leaders
    Inc - Jul 29
    A healthy, harmonious culture doesn't start with "C."  It starts with "U" (yes, I really mean "you.") Early in my career I was working for a family-run business. I wasn't the lowest on the totem pole, but I didn't have top... Read »
    19 hours ago
  • CEOs, Get To Know Your Rivals
    HBR - Jul 28
    In an interview, Cisco CEO John Chambers once remarked on his intimate knowledge of rival CEOs. He claimed that based on this insight he could anticipate their market moves one or even two steps in advance. I thought he... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Why Followership Is The New Leadership
    Switch and Shift - Jul 28
    Followership is the mastery of scholarly research and processes. Authors follow frameworks to draft new arguments and conclusions. Mathematicians, scientists, and doctors follow equations to carry out critical procedures.... Read »
    1 day ago
  • 5 Tips For Seasoned Employees On Making The Jump To...
    Mashable - Jul 28
    There is no shortage of advice on how to find a job, how to prepare for an interview or how to negotiate a salary. While these are all crucial steps in building a career, there seems to be a lack of guidance for seasoned,... Read »
    1 day ago
  • The Answer To Every Business Question Is ‘It...
    HBR - Jul 25
    What happens when you put three business professors in a rental car and send them out to talk to owners and managers of small- and medium-sized businesses? Would they discover their MBA frameworks to be a bunch of academic... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Are You Stopping Some Of Your Customers From Doing...
    Forbes - Jul 25
    Often, I have seen and experienced business processes that are designed and make sense from a process view or a marketers view or a finance view. But, when presented to customers or employees they don’t make sense or... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Building Your Leadership Legacy: What Mark Will You...
    Chicago Now - Jul 25
    We all want to leave a mark on the world...or at least we should. What will people remember you for? How will you change the world? Read »
    4 days ago
  • 3 Ways To Tell If You’re A Dysfunctional CEO
    CEO.com - Jul 25
    Over the years, I have worked with and witnessed CEOs who were completely dysfunctional. They had angry outbursts, belittled their employees, micro-managed everyone, refused to spend money when needed and treated “A”... Read »
    4 days ago
  • The Secret To Feeling More Powerful
    Switch and Shift - Jul 23
    We all want to feel powerful. But is there a shortcut we can take to get there? We all know some roles are more powerful than others. Managers, CEOs and leaders usually feel more powerful than their employees or their... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Three Risks Every Leader Should Take
    LinkedIn - Jul 23
    A story is told of a lady the Midwest, Miss Jones, who had the distinction of being the oldest resident in her town. But when she died, the editor of the local newspaper had a terrible time coming up with anything to say... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Are You Giving Your Team The Support It Needs?
    Entrepreneur - Jul 23
    As a franchisor, I’m often faced with making decisions that affect the nearly 40 franchisees in my company’s system. There’s a fine line between providing enough support so franchisees can utilize their gifts and grow... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Quit Playing Around—Lead!
    Inc - Jul 22
    One of the key roles that every CEO performs, especially in a company's early stages, is engaging in what I call Player mode. That means the CEO spends his or her time performing a key function within the company--say... Read »
    1 week ago