Executive Leadership

The best leaders engender trust and come across as straight shooters who seem comfortable in their own skin.

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In 1972, Phil Knight’s entire career boiled down to his performance at a Chicago trade fair.

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Timing is everything when you’re trying to persuade someone.

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At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg adopted an unusual motivational strategy from the start. Rather than prod employees to excel, he and his co-founders left them alone.

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Sometimes it’s harder for female CEOs to rebound from mistakes than it is for men.

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Don Newcombe remembers how Robinson framed the challenge facing African-American baseball players.

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Letting your negotiating partner feel heard and acknowledged opens the door to solutions.

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Finally, there’s some good news for development directors and other nonprofit leaders.

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Everyone knows that it’s easier to sell yourself and your ideas if you’re able to listen well. And the best way to listen is to keep quiet.

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You know you’re not a great leader when your company’s stock soars on news of your departure.

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