I know what you are thinking: Apple is big and has plenty of cash; we are small and there is never enough cash; we can't do transformational thinking and planning. You are wrong!
If one business leader is more presidential than several of the candidates currently running for president in 2016, it is Warren Buffett. The financial guru, philanthropist and billionaire is more than just the most successful investor of the 20th century. He embodies the traits and leadership skills that make a great president.
No baseball player bats 1.000. No salesman closes every sale. No forecaster gets it right every time. The best coaches know that if they inspire and enable others to do their absolute best together, they will win far more than they lose over time.
Cultivating positive identities isn't just about inflating people's sense of self-worth, rather it's helping them identify the personal characteristics that help them operate at their best, in ways that are also valued by others.
As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.
"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.
I came to Northwestern University excited to become that cliché "global citizen"; to learn about the world, to meet people from places I had never been to, and to find new passions.
Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.
Troop Capitol Hill gives Girl Scouts everywhere a sense of being directly connected to their leaders in Congress, and each troop member serves as a role model for girls across America.
Your carbon footprint - and your organization's - gives the metric for all the ways you add to greenhouse gases. It's not a pretty picture for anyone, let alone a large company.
Are your employees thriving at work? Do they show up each day with a spark of energy, passion and excitement about the learning and growth opportunities unfolding? And as a leader how do you keep this spark burning?
A quick search on amazon reveals that there are nearly 140,000 books on leadership. So where do we begin? Start by asking yourself a very, very tough question, the sort that will stun a room into silence: Why would anyone want to be led by you?
We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."
If you're a leader with an employee who is failing and that employee doesn't know it, you're failing as the leader, not matter how much they like you.
It's hard for an organization to accomplish much when those in leadership positions do not live up to their titles. When I scan the sports landscape for leaders I can follow and support, Laurel Richie, WNBA President, comes to mind immediately.
There are six irresistible words at the start of all major innovations: let me tell you a story. Behind every great change is a well-told tale -- a compelling narrative that pulls you into its world but also teaches you something new about our own world.