Executive Leadership

Ethical foundations are important in leadership positions. We interviewed the president and CEO of UBS, a large Swiss bank, to get his advice on how to build them.

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In 1998, Nancy Schlichting moved from Ohio to Michigan to take the CEO job at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit.  She knew it wouldn’t be easy.

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Every leader wants to run a harmonious workplace. But when personalities clash and tensions erupt, collaboration tends to fall by the wayside.

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There is no Svengali directing the career of Taylor Swift. She calls the shots.

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Carli Lloyd was sick of losing. At age 21, she considered quitting soccer after being cut from the U.S. under-21 team. “I’m a winner, and I want to go out there and win,” she said …

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A list of things to avoid in order to lead with courage.

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Figuring out how to set realistic goals has vexed leaders for a long time.

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Like other airlines, Delta Air Lines was struggling to stay afloat after the 9/11 attacks disrupted air travel. They needed a new leader.

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If you want to solve a big problem, harness technology to advance toward your goal. But beware of getting too emotionally wedded to a narrow objective or overinvesting in high-end tools.

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Outspoken employees who complain about problems often get branded as malcontents. Even if they call attention to important failings in their organization, they tend to lose their stature with senior leaders.

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