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.
You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.
Because a truly successful venture is rarely a one-person show, your ability to get the right people on your team -- and doing their best work -- is possibly the most critical, and often overlooked, skill an entrepreneur can have.
In my work as an executive coach to help others build vision, voice, and followership -- one of the biggest steps you can take for your career and life is to take the baby steps towards seeing yourself as "an owner."
After working with many clients, I can say definitively that there's no point in trying to change someone's fundamental character. Yet when four key ingredients are in place, we do indeed alter our thinking and behavior in modest ways that can make profoundly positive differences.
If you think you're a leader, but haven't been recognized as such, you have a problem. Either you're incorrect in your self-assessment, or those you report to don't recognize your talent. Here's the good news.
Gautam Mukunda is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and the author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, a book which analyzes how and when historic and modern leaders make a difference.
Now that the awe-inspiring London 2012 Olympics are over and we're done celebrating the amazing physical performances of Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and so many others from around the world... We go back to our normal lives. But should we?
David Strickland is the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency dedicated to reducing automotive crash-related injuries and fatalities while ensuring safety on the nation's roadways.
At any point, anyone with a social mission can lose it. You live and breathe your work. It's so personal to you. Meltdowns like Russell's can happen whenever you have a mission much bigger than yourself.
We know that power lies in depth, and that from the depths of our presence, we can affect each other and thus our world. An integral framework includes five distinct elements that organize a more balanced and comprehensive approach to leadership.
In my 25 years of working with leaders in many walks of life, including business, sports, education, technology, law and medicine, I've seen just a few who were truly exceptional, whom I call Prime Leaders.