Executive Leadership

Experience shows that you can triumph over the biggest setbacks.

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“Hot teams” improvise, do more work with less supervision and make the extra effort to follow through. Management consultant Laurence Haughton offers this advice for turning ordinary groups into hot teams:

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Here are 8 guidelines for new ventures:

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Alan Greenspan owes a lot of his success to an overriding thirst for knowledge and data.

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Sometimes, having your own style can help you build a team. Here are five steps to get there:

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Failure stories travel quickly by word of
mouth but almost never make it into formal settings or “knowledge
bases” because people don’t want to look stupid in front of a larger
audience. Even so, they’re a lot more effective in teaching lessons than success
stories … maybe for the same reason that people can’t turn away from
auto accidents.

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FDR’s use of a new medium—radio— was how he calmed Americans’ financial
fears and began moving the nation slowly out of the Depression. In a nutshell, he did it by:

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Woman or man, it doesn’t matter. Each side of the gender divide has a
distinct edge in negotiations when the situation is unclear, according
to Harvard researchers.

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In an exclusive interview with Executive Leadership, executive coach Debra Benton, author of How to Think Like a CEO (Warner Books), identified these six common behaviors as career-killers:

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For the moment, forget your notions about career planning. Instead, fill in the following six statements to begin drafting your first annual career report:

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