- James M. Kouzes, coauthor (with Barry Z. Posner) of The Leadership Challenge, introduces a passage on the importance of remembering where you started that appears in From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership, by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr.
- June 10, 2011How Apple’s CEO used narrative and dramatic techniques to manage his message.
- June 6, 2011 by James MarinoThe CEO of this nimble cosmetics company explains the advantages of a small size and a coherent strategy.
- May 24, 2011 by Art KleinerHollywood producer, executive, and entrepreneur Peter Guber makes the case that telling purposeful stories is an essential skill for leaders.
- February 4, 2011“What if” scenarios about a company’s early days — what if it had gone under or had never been founded — can bolster employee morale about the present and future.
- December 17, 2010Leaders who tell falsehoods tend to swear more, specify less, and lack hesitation in their responses.
- November 12, 2010The educational pedigree of CEOs has no bearing on the long-term success of their companies.
- September 2, 2010Jon R. Katzenbach, coauthor of Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results, introduces a passage on the importance of self-awareness from Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…and Learn from the Worst, by Robert I. Sutton.
- August 24, 2010 by David K. HurstA review of The Rational Optimist, by Matt Ridley.
- August 24, 2010Rich Teerlink, author, with Lee Ozley, of More Than a Motorcycle, introduces a passage on how managers can empower their workforce, from Freedom, Inc., by Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz.
- August 13, 2010A few overinflated CEO compensation packages have led to a surge in overall chief executive pay over the past 20 years.
- May 25, 2010 by David K. HurstA review of Gods at War, by Steven M. Davidoff.
- May 25, 2010Keith Ferrazzi introduces a passage on the influential power of smaller social networks.
- April 30, 2010Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, introduces a lesson on how to rally employees around a unified plan from Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
- April 9, 2010The language that new CEOs use to describe their vision can influence securities analysts’ forecasts of firm performance.
- November 24, 2009 by Bruce Feirstein
- August 12, 2009Barbara Kellerman, author of Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders, introduces an excerpt on dealing with opponents of change from The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Techniques for Changing Your Organization and the World, by Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky.
- July 21, 2009 by Rob NortonThe most important task for corporate leaders, says consultant and author Steve Zaffron, is to reorient the minds of their employees toward a positive vision of the future.
- Trade liberalization policies increase competition and lead to flatter firms.
- May 26, 2009 by Bruce Feirstein
- May 19, 2009 by Russ MitchellCEO Andrew Prozes on why his company needed to transform itself to survive in the highly competitive online data and content marketplace.
- April 14, 2009 by Brian DiveThe practice of assigning letter grades to jobs has had perverse consequences. Aligning jobs with accountability is a much better idea.
- March 10, 2009 by William J. HolsteinJapan’s little-known trading companies are buying startup technology businesses in the U.S., hoping to catch the next wave of American economic growth.
- November 25, 2008 by Bruce Feirstein
- November 25, 2008 by Bruce Feirstein
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