Executive Leadership

When coaching someone to improve, improvising rarely works to your advantage. It’s better to rely on a proven system to guide your actions.

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The U.S. is a hotly competitive market for automakers, especially for smaller players like Mazda with sagging sales. That isn’t stopping Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda’s North American business, from making inroads.

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In unpacking a Tony Robbins TED talk, executive coach Naphtali Hoff tried to get at what it takes to overcome past failures. The secret, he concluded, is not about your resources but your resourcefulness.

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Marissa Mayer’s fate at Yahoo shows that the C-suite is still chilly for women. Currently, women run only 22 of the companies in the Fortune 500.

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Mary Lasker (1900-1994), was one of the first true champions of medical research. In her words, “Without money, both private and public money, nothing gets done.”

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A much-loved Harvard Business School professor, Hrand Saxenian (1924-2014) influenced thousands of students over the years—including management guru Stephen Covey.

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To his credit, Joel Gascoigne doesn’t run away from his mistakes. Instead, he admits them openly for all to see.

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For years now, Belinda Johnson has been in charge of Airbnb’s legal efforts, a tough job because the alternative hotel company is on the cutting edge of regulatory compliance. Now her job has become even bigger.

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Part of Walt Disney’s genius was recognizing talented people and giving them the freedom to innovate. The more passion they brought to the job, the more Disney admired them.

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Strategic planning involves analyzing trends, foretelling events and predicting the repercussions of such events. But you can get caught in a crisis if you put too much stock in predictions that prove faulty.

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