Executive Leadership

Doug Leone channeled his fear and anger into ambition.

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Because introverts and extroverts learn differently, customize your training strategy. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely works for everyone.

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When a technology manager at Goldman Sachs moved to HR, questioning her staff was suddenly labeled as “interrogating.” Why?

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As a young child in northern Sweden, Yngve Bergqvist spent much of his time shoveling snow. Years later, he was so accustomed to snow and ice that he built a thriving business around it. Bergqvist decided to create a hotel made entirely of ice. It seemed crazy, but the concept worked.

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Just one item, says author Greg McKeown on LinkedIn.

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In hiring, it’s maybe the single most illuminating question to ask prospective hires. Here’s a striking example.

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She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an undercover assignment to get herself committed to an insane asylum so she could report on conditions there.

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Take some comfort in some historic business mistakes … Say “no” to corporatespeak … Don’t sacrifice quality.

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A public-relations whiz, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery does not view competing breweries as enemies. He rightly concluded that any positive publicity for rival brands would benefit his business.

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It’s time for a new discussion on women in leadership, says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, who heads a gender consulting firm.

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