Executive Leadership

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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Forming habits is usually gradual, to the point where you hardly realize you have them, good or bad. Here are five you should strive to break.

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The secret to a packed travel schedule for Pope Francis, according to Vatican officials, is simple: a strict habit of sleeping, naps, prayer and meditation.

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Most change campaigns fail. Managers react warily and employees resist. But here’s the good news: New digital tools can help leaders advance their organizational change initiatives.

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As David Gergen, a speechwriter for Richard Nixon, remained loyal to the president through the Watergate scandal, he kept hoping against hope that the accusations were all untrue. He would never forget what that taught him.

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Research shows that when employees enjoy socializing with each other and engage in informal conversation, they’re more productive.

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Management guru Peter Drucker found that the typical executive has a success rate of only 50% when hiring employees. To improve your hiring, treat it as an ongoing pursuit. Follow these guidelines.

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