Executive Leadership

The next time you have to deliver bad news about cutbacks or even just
a change in procedure, take some cues from Franklin D. Roosevelt, who
told the nation via radio in 1942 that it had to accept severe
rationing and higher taxes to support the World War II effort.

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When clothing retailer Sy Syms founded Syms in 1959, he gained a
competitive edge simply by doing things sooner than his competitors.

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Career-development specialist Herminia Ibarra has this message for
high-level professionals in search of new livelihoods: Stop thinking
about it and just do it!

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To be a leader — even a relentlessly perky one — you must be yourself.

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If you’ve ever wondered whether you cave in to higher-ups too easily —
often conscripting your people to do too much work in the process —
look for these warning signs:

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Cut through the fog of innovation by following these five principles to bring new products and services to market:

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We don’t know a whole lot about the modest childhood of Stephen
Decatur, the youngest man to serve as a captain in the fledgling U.S.
Navy. But Decatur had a heck of a mother.

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Lance Armstrong wants you to know that life holds no guarantees.

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Nobody can live — much less lead — from a position of despair. Keep your optimism in shape using these five exercises:

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People can take tough news if you deliver it honestly, appeal to their
nobler sentiments and listen to yourself from their vantage point.

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