In my new book, Discover Your True North, I profile Mulally and his leadership at Ford. During his seven years there, he transformed Ford from the brink of bankruptcy to an $8 billion profit. Mulally's low-key, "aw shucks" demeanor helped him connect with employees.
Everywhere you look, we are in prominent positions of leadership -- from technology startups in Silicon Valley, to executives at global corporations, to the Democratic nominee for President of the United States -- we are here.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams For many leaders, leadership ...
Far away from the main stage in Philadelphia, where mega-watt political stars were delivering their carefully-polished addresses last week, I witnessed perhaps the best speech of my life by Senator Cory Booker.
"Tall poppy" is an Australian cultural term that refers to people who stand out for their high abilities, enviable qualities, and /or visible success. But standing out, in this case, isn't viewed positively.
Giving a singular voice to a group of people is hard work. Finding the little things that make people tick and motivating them toward a common goal is equally difficult. Those are big leadership challenges.
Have you ever noticed how some teams just click while others get mired in dysfunctional dynamics? What's the difference? Some fresh insights on this issue come from Google's quest over the past five years to build the perfect team.
Everyone is familiar with the term 'intelligence quotient' or IQ as a measure of intelligence. However, is it the best predictor of success especially as a leader? There is another level of intelligence that is viewed equally, if not more importantly, as a measure of potential leadership success and ultimately organizational performance...and that is emotional intelligence or EQ.
When should you innovate? When times are tough, most organizations cut costs and hope to weather the storm. As we've discussed in previous articles, hope is not a strategy, and the best time to innovate is ALWAYS.
"Leadership is an action, not a position." Donald McGannon If you check the Oxford Dictionary, leadership is defined as "the action of leading a g...
Unless you are giving up cigarettes, quitting carries a negative connotation. When does it make sense to give up on your goals? Goal-setting is i...
Beyond playing a critical role in solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time, volunteering is also lauded for the benefits it also bestows upon the giver. Studies highlight that volunteering makes people feel wealthier, happier, healthier, and even time rich.
A joint venture is a partnership of two or more organizations. So when does it make sense to consider a joint venture and what are the risks versus the rewards?
As far back as I can remember, I knew I would be keynote speaking, training, and leveraging my gifts to empower others to leverage theirs as well. But I assumed it would be through the path of those that had gone before me!
In June, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. In doing so, she told supporters: "Tonight'...
Some people think asking for help is a sign of weakness. Others believe if you want something done right, do it yourself. Reject these notions.