Leadership

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 »

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 »

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 »

GE CEO May Leave Before His 20-Year Tenure Is Up

Reuters - April 15, 2014

General Electric Co's Chief Executive Jeff Immelt may step down sooner than his expected 20-year tenure, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking. Immelt, who has been at the helm... Read »

The Indispensable Power Of A Story

HBR - April 15, 2014

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... Read »

Diversity Is Not Just A Buzzword

CEO.com - April 14, 2014

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... Read »

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Entrepreneur - April 14, 2014

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... Read »

5 Business Books You Should Read This Spring

Inc - April 14, 2014

Here are the five business books you should read this spring because they're the best. I promise they're all good: Read »

How To Spot A Toxic Leader

CEO.com - April 10, 2014

Sigmund Freud once remarked that all his life he wrestled with “the demon” – the demon of irrationality. When individuals in positions of power refuse to acknowledge the extent to which irrationality governs their... Read »

6 Business Lessons From The Greatest Comeback In Sports History

HBR - April 9, 2014

Hoping to find some generalizable lessons from the spectacular turnaround, we spent time learning about what happened that week from one of the crew, grinder Gilberto Nobili. What we heard suggested six pieces of advice... Read »

The War Between Our States

CEO.com - April 7, 2014

Who are you at your best? Before you read any further, take a few moments to write down a half dozen of the most salient adjectives. Don’t hold back. Give yourself credit where it’s due. When you’ve finished,... Read »

Executive Entrepreneurship And New Paths To Startup Success

CEO.com - April 3, 2014

"You always do want a Founder-CEO. But that person doesn't always have to be the Founding CEO." - Reid Hoffman Ideas aren’t worth much without outstanding execution. Everyone has ideas, but few people are capable of... Read »

Can Robots Be Managers, Too?

HBR - April 2, 2014

While we do not yet know how robots will continue to enter factories, offices, and homes, this study does suggest that robots may eventually take on at least some of the simpler tasks of managers. When a good manager speaks,... Read »