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Leadership Lessons

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Why Humility Matters to CEOs

Mark S. Casady | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Mark S. Casady

All these years later, I've noticed that all too often in business, confidence is mistaken for success. But in my experience, success for most is more closely linked to humility -- demonstrated through hard work, being honest about who you are, and owning your mistakes.

What I Learned about Life and Leadership by Tripping (Hard) Over a Hurdle

Kotter International | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Kotter International

It is often believed that success begets success. But there is a reason that only 40 of every 1,000 businesses exist for longer than 10 years. Researc...

4 Leadership Lessons from Justin Trudeau

Alex Budak | Posted 02.29.2016 | Chicago
Alex Budak

The breakout star of last month's elite Davos gathering was, without a doubt, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Why I'm a Hypocrite and My Challenge with Mental Energy

Anne Loehr | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I'm a hypocrite. There, I said it. Leadership, both personal and professional, is an energy game. But it takes more than physical energy for peak per...

4 Unexpected Leadership Lessons from My Pontoon Boat

Mitch Causey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Mitch Causey

A 24-foot long, Sylvan Special Edition pontoon boat with a 115-horse Johnson outboard is where I spend most of my Sundays. My wife and I decided to take the plunge and acquire our first boat in May this year. Since then, our baby has been in the shop twice, been towed once, and proven that boat truly does stand for "Break Out Another Thousand."

Do You Think You Can Learn to Be a Leader?

David Sable | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

Are you a leader? One way to find out is to take one of the many online tests available and see for yourself.

Surf's Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned From Surfing

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Not surprisingly, I also began to notice how all of the surfing lessons I learned also applied to leadership. Just like learning leadership lessons in the kitchen, it turns out I also learned leadership lessons in the ocean. Here are five of those lessons...

Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen: How to Prevent Difficult Communication From Burning Your Fingers

Anne Loehr | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

You may be surprised to learn that one goal when creating a fresh fruit tart is to fool the eye into thinking the pastry is larger than it is. Pastry chefs do this by creating an alternating left and right pattern with the fruit slices. Take a look at this image and you'll see what I mean.

3 Surprising Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Kanye West

| Antonio Neves | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business

In the early 2000s, I attended a Talib Kweli concert at Irving Plaza in New York City. At the time, he was my favorite rap artist, and I was eagerly a...

Tetris: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Game

Panos Panay | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I couldn't help but feel wistful when I heard that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Tetris. Even though I have not played the game in about 25 years, it got me thinking about why Tetris became (and remains) so popular to begin with and also how, in some ways, it's the ultimate gaming embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.

4 Leadership Lessons From The Movie 'Frozen'

| Kimberly Weisul | Posted 06.06.2014 | Small Business

I didn't expect to find leadership lessons in the Disney blockbuster Frozen. At best, I thought I'd find a princess movie I didn't hate. Then I wro...

Lessons on Leadership from Children's Books

Adam Grant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Being a leader is a complex task, but the defining moments of great leadership can be surprisingly simple. As a father of three kids under six, I've noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders.

What Fatherhood Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Panos Panay | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Above all, remember that babies and startups have one simple requirement. They need your love.

9 Ways To Handle Work Stress Like A Soldier

: Inc. | Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Small Business

Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed. Ten ye...

What 8 Highly Successful People Wish They Had Done Differently

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg might believe that the secret to success is never taking lunch or bathroom breaks, but many successful people would di...

Leadership Lessons From the British Royal Family

Sanyin Siang | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Sanyin Siang

The British monarchy has found a place in our modern age for good reason. And it looks like it's here to stay. What can you do to be more royal-like in your leadership?

Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

Randy Hain | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

I have been leading people since I was a 16-year-old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up. Leadership has always been a ...

Leadership Lessons: What Do Executives at Amazon, Citigroup and Whole Foods Market Have in Common?

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Steve Currall

Whether operating in retail, banking, grocery or other industries, the health of today's companies relies more than ever before on creating a reciprocating network of shared value for all stakeholders.

Leadership: What I Learned From My Super, My Father and The Sopranos

Linda Dunbar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Linda Dunbar

Leadership means having to go first and pitching in, particularly if the task is not a cushy one. And it means you have to be around.

Federal Coach: The Best Leadership Movies to Get You Inspired

Tom Fox | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Sit back and consider watching an entertaining movie that can perhaps impart some insightful leadership lessons.

Leadership Lesson From A Puppy Matchmaker

Stacey Radin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Radin

Your vision serves as the foundation for everything you do moving forward and provides you with the scaffolding to return to when you might stray.