If someone doesn’t mirror your preferred communication style, it’s tempting to label that person a poor listener. You may look for ways to avoid working with that individual. Yet in many cases, two people with mismatched personalities can still collaborate well. Jessie Kahnweiler learned that lesson.
Everyone thought he was crazy. In 1984, Phil Knight took a huge risk by spending heavily on an endorsement deal with a then-unknown college basketball star. But Knight, who co-founded Nike in 1971, sensed the charisma of a star-in-the-making and jumped at the chance to sign him.
Part of any leader’s job is resolving conflict among employees. But there’s a right and a wrong way to restore the peace. Beware of falling into these four behavioral traps when trying to play referee.
On Jan. 29, 2003, an explosion destroyed a West Pharmaceutical Services factory in Kinston, N.C. Along with six deaths and dozens of injuries at the plant, the resulting fire burned for two days. Donald Morel Jr., West’s then-CEO, was returning to the Philadelphia area from a business trip to New Jersey when he received the news. Morel rushed home, packed a bag and chartered a plane …
“Our generation wants to feel like they’re a part of something and participating in a bigger success, not just clocking in and clocking out,” says this 29-year-old leader. What’s his key to attracting great people?
Success coach Robin Sharma counsels some of the most prosperous people in business. Here are seven of their secrets.
In the 1970s, executives favored a technique called SWOT analysis to think strategically. But SWOT is now outdated, and there’s a more reliable way to devise strategy.
In this age of multitasking, it’s often more productive to “singletask.” By concentrating on one assignment at a time, you can deliver better results and minimize error.
To boost the innovative output from your employees, create an environment that’s conducive to creativity. Here’s how.
Researcher Amy Wilkinson spent years interviewing 200 of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs. Here’s what she found out.