Executive Leadership

During a recent Q&A, actor Kevin Costner offered his rules for living.

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In early 2006, Avinash Kaushik worked in data analytics at Intuit. After giving a talk at an industry conference, some influential attendees suggested he start blogging. Kaushik liked the idea, but prepared carefully before diving in. How did he so quickly become a thought leader read around the world?

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Sally Ride was among the first six female astronauts chosen for the NASA spaceflight program. Trained as a physicist, she served as a mission specialist during two Challenger missions starting in 1983, becoming the first woman to operate the shuttle’s robotic arm. She also became the only person to serve on both commissions investigating the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

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Digital marketing changes so fast that even employees dedicated to staying ahead of it can feel overwhelmed. Here are some trends to watch this year.

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Dubbed “Dr. Happiness,” Ed Diener has researched human emotion for 30 years. The University of Illinois psychology professor emeritus concludes that “subjective wellbeing” contributes to overall life satisfaction.

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When Guillermo del Toro wanted to direct his first major motion picture, he knew which actor he wanted as his star. But it took some convincing to get his way.

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Fail big … Look hard at the United States’ true business climate … Go down a quick checklist before you lay down to sleep.

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David Novak learned an important lesson from John Calipari, a top college basketball coach. Novak is the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and Calipari is University of Kentucky’s head coach.

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Here are three points of advice from Dal LaMagna, the guy who launched more than a dozen businesses, sold Tweezerman to J.A. Henckels, and now is CEO of countertop manufacturer IceStone.

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Lynn Tilton, founder of Patriarch Partners, runs about 75 companies with total annual revenue of $8 billion. She’s a rare breed: a self-made female billionaire. Tilton, 55, didn’t rise to the top by holding back. She has no trouble asserting herself among high-powered men.

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