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5 Qualities to Look for in a Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Leaders are humble people, they know they've got more experience than you, but they'll rarely opt for the choice of putting it in your face.

Follow the Lead of Your Staff

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.

A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We are all familiar with the "chemistry" factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor -- they are reality!

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

The Empowerment Project: A Documentary That Says 'Yes You Can!'

Heather Martin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Are you fatigued with our media culture that leaves young women and girls with the sole aspiration of being attractive or a celebrity or a reality TV star? Well then brace yourself for a new documentary.

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

First Impression Bias - How to Avoid the Prejudice Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

Make yourself aware of the fact that your experiences can also have a negative effect, keeping you from being more effective. Realize that preconceived opinions and ideas can obstruct your view of the essential.

Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Those hot kitchen lessons will forever be forged in my mind. While the lessons I learned from both schools were invaluable, it was the kitchen that taught me my early leadership and management lessons. Here are four of my favorites.

WATCH: Looking Into The Future Of Disruption

Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:45 - 2:00pm MDT (2:45 - 4:00pm EST). The Aspen Action Forum concludes with a conversation about the future of disruptive leadershi...

WATCH: Walter Isaacson At The Aspen Action Forum

Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30pm MDT (2:00 - 3:30pm EST). The Aspen Institute convenes the world’s leaders to pause and reflect on the critical issue...

Plan to Win in Today's Sales Game

Avril Brikkels | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

As any good sales professional knows, having a thorough understanding of your customer is absolutely vital, and this is where a well constructed sales plan can make the difference.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

What Happens When Leaders Walk Their Talk

Tony Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That's one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work.

Avoid 5 Big Mistakes and Sales Leaders Will Be Highly Desired and Get Great Results

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer.

8 Critical Things Every Great Leader Remembers

| Kevin Duam | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business

If you are a leader it helps to have a great memory. You have to keep tons of concepts and data in your head so you can constantly analyze and act on ...

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Culture Is More Important Than Vision: And We're Seeing It On a National Stage

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Leadership problems are one thing, but the culture a leader creates has the ability to either accomplish great things, or magnify incompetence. At whatever level you lead, do your best to create a great organizational culture.

Making Destructive Comments

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The thing about making destructive comments is that if you press someone to list the ones they've made in the last 24 hours, they will draw a blank. Most of us make these cutting remarks without thinking, so we don't remember them. But the recipients of these remarks remember.

5 Important Leadership Lessons From The Lion King

Simon Tam | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

While watching The Lion King recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk."

Playing Favorites

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

There's a reason I devote so much time and energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people. It's because the higher up you go in the organization, the more your problems are behavioral.