Executive Leadership

If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like
to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one
of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their
first 67-day battle with the wilderness.

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Some late bloomers are individuals. Some are corporations. But in all
cases, their success stories show that an early start isn’t always a
necessary component of success.

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Eloquent words are fine, but they turn hollow without the courage to back them up.

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When Mary Kay Ash started her career in sales with Stanley Home
Products, she figured she could learn something at the company’s annual
convention. Those three days changed her life.

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Here are 3 battlefield tips for making decisions:

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Pop culture guru Malcolm Gladwell was engaged in a public debate with
University of Chicago scholar Steven Levitt, when he noticed something
he’d never seen before: Levitt was actually listening to Gladwell’s
argument.

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After about 10 years of trying unsuccessfully to persuade major
retailers to come to America’s urban centers, Joe Sitt started building
a retail empire of his own in the nation’s inner cities. Here’s how Sitt succeeded:

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When black singer Sam Cooke toured England in the 1960s, he spoke with
music critics about his songwriting, the music business and the history
of rock ‘n’ roll.

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The success story of Dan Mintz’s advertising agency in China is one of patience and persistence. But above all, it’s about guanxi (gwan-she), or building relationships.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won the Super Bowl
three times despite working in a league structured to discourage
football dynasties. At least in part, he does it by:

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