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.
Resilience is such an important quality for humans - in life and in a work context. We are always faced with ups and downs, at times enormous obstacles that look impossible to overcome, or a series of headwinds, discouragement and difficulties that force us to want give up.
This is the 1st article in a 3-part series where I share my interview with Zappos' leader of training and development, Richard Hazeltine, as part of...
Overwhelm is exacerbated by open-plan style office layouts, where we are forced to exist in the hype and buzz of others around us... with no opportunity to disconnect, to sit and be quiet for a while.
As a leader, you're called upon to make judgement calls all day long. Approving budgets, coaching employees, setting strategy, enforcing policies, leading difficult conversations, serving customers.
Slaying your business begins with pushing through life's challenges, obstacles and setbacks. By pushing through you develop this untapped strength and tenacity that gives you access to higher levels of creativity and learn to consciously control your life in accordance with your desires, life purpose, and vision.
As a leader addressing 500 people whose opinions mattered to me, I started to clam up. Many of you are familiar with that peculiarly palms-sweating, heart-thumping, throat-choking form of social anxiety: the fear of public speaking.
Many companies are making important contributions, but CEOs have less leeway than ever to make bold investments in their communities. Due to growing pressures from short-term shareholders and increasing regulations, companies have been severely constrained in making targeted, long-term investments that drive social change.
Each day can be the beginning of a "new year" if you focus on developing fresh habits and skills that can increase the possibilities in your life. You don't have to make every change suggested above or address all five strategies at once; start small and build on your successes.
What if there was a formula for success: a simple, easy-to-understand, repeatable formula that we could follow that would improve our results? If the...
It's not easy to ask for time off, but doing so has massive potential to help you and your company. So in 2016, I hope you'll follow these simple steps to get started on the path to taking that sabbatical you've always dreamed of.
I hear the foremost occupants of the c-suite open the kimono to their thoughts for hours every day--enough to cherry-pick the most essential qualities that mark the true greats in leadership.
The pharmaceutical industry's rationale that it needs high prices to afford the research has been turned on its head by Valeant's business model of spending less than 3 percent on research & development (R&D) and paying less than 3 percent in taxes.
Help someone along the way, be a positive influence, lead like a champion and whomever you inspire or help with positive change, you travel with him or her to the heights of the world.
Today there is often a large gap between what we expect from executives and what's available to help them develop the attributes and skills necessary for meeting all the expectations placed on them.
In today's culture, we tend to make CEOs into icons. People who work in a company with a charismatic CEO often have a sense of security knowing they have a "heroic" leader at the helm. It's not easy admitting that an admired CEO has flaws, or that there can be a negative side to the very traits that made him or her right for the CEO job.