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The best leaders listen well, deliver great speeches and show decisiveness when it counts. But that’s not all. Superior leaders demonstrate subtle skills that set them apart.
Michael Shermer, a contributor to Scientific American and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, is deeply skeptical of a popular theory that wildly successful “outliers” are mainly the objects of good fortune.
Renoir’s pastel paintings of plump bourgeois people initially inspired rage, hatred and mockery. William Baker, director of a center for media education at Fordham, took away two lessons from that reaction.
At some point during your career, if not already, you’ll be invited to brief senior-level executives (or a board of directors) on your team’s initiatives and activities. Here’s how to make a favorable impression before this tough crowd:
From his father, a hardworking plasterer, Isadore Sharp learned to stay the course as problems arose, honor your word and operate ethically. He applied these lessons as founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
In the late 1990s, UPS executives realized that the company’s model wasn’t working. To explain large-scale innovations, they turned to breakthroughs of the past: from bicycle deliveries to trucks, from ground service to air freight, from paper tracking to a web-based system.
Ask yourself questions to describe the future you want ... Use a general's formula for deciding when to press a point ... Go boldly, as Davy Crockett did.
We all have enemies, says leadership blogger, West Point graduate and former Army officer Mike Figliuolo. But it’s counterproductive if we let them dominate our thoughts.
Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity, once squandered $1 million of the company’s money on a dud project. He assumed his boss would scold him—or worse—for wasting precious funds. Instead, his boss asked, “Well, Terry, what did you learn?”
Sometimes, being a leader means being the only doctor in a town of 3,400 in rural Georgia. That’s how it is for Howard McMahan, M.D., who’s been seeing the same patients for more than 20 years, but for whom life would be easier if he closed his practice and took a job at a regional medical center 30 miles away. Still, he stays.