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Frances Hesselbein

#ExceptionalCareers Series: Giving You the Edge for Success

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

I've had the privilege of engaging with hundreds of remarkable undergraduates and graduate students while working at Duke University's Fuqua School of...

It's Showtime! One Key to Continual Motivation

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So here's the dilemma: When is acting being professional? When is acting being phony? I want to help leaders learn how to be great performers, but I never believe that they should be phonies. How can I, as a coach, understand the difference?

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...

My 5 'Mandela Moments': How the Quintessential DreamMaker Helped Me to See the Light

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Michele Hunt

Nelson Mandela's life inspired me to continue to dream big and reinforced my core values of love, peace and the belief that the world can be changed.

Bulldozing Barriers to Leadership

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

It takes courage for a leader to identify and confront self-imposed barriers, to put in place the personal strategies required to unleash the energy, innovation, and commitment to self-development.

To Boston: Our Hope for You, Courage

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

We pray for the law enforcement and police officers leading the way to resolve the conflict at hand. To the men and women living and working in Boston, who are now on lockdown, our hope for you -- courage.

Why "We're All in This Together" Makes More Sense Than "You're on Your Own"

Theresa Berenato | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Theresa Berenato

My favorite part of President Bill Clinton's Democratic National Convention speech was his mandate for America to continue to advance equal opportunity and economic empowerment.

Lessons From a Nonagenarian: Values-based Leadership Etiquette

Theresa Berenato | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Theresa Berenato

From Frances, I have learned that leadership is all about valuing relationships, about valuing people. Real etiquette is not about mindless or archaic ritual; it is about the quality and character of who we are. "Good manners" are the expression of genuine respect for others.

Focus on Results

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Here are a few suggestions for those looking to make their institution more focused on results.

How Much Do You Love Leading People?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

I think there is one critical question that repeatedly gets left out when assessing the potential of our future leaders: How much do you love leading people?

Being a Great Professional

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Like great actors, inspirational leaders sometimes need to be consummate performers. It doesn't matter if they have a headache. They do whatever it takes to help their organization succeed.