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Executive Leadership

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.

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The résumé of Kevin Turner, who spent 11 years as chief operating officer of Microsoft, didn’t really mesh with the demands of the world of hedge fund Citadel. And he became an example of a leader who can’t necessarily walk into the boardroom of his choice and dazzle in a different culture.

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Here are three ways to build an online identity.

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“We must declare a worldwide ban on the phrase ‘constructive criticism’; it’s a true oxymoron,” argues Dr. Tim Irwin.

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In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of directors authorize a major investment in new ships.

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Humanity is not just a feel-good concept; it sells

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You’ve been approached to be on a board. You are flattered! But, should you accept? There is a lot to consider as you weigh the time, personal investment, and—at times—risk. Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search has five tips for evaluating a board position to make sure it’s right for you.

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If you act one way while angling for a promotion—befriending as many people as you can and acting as if you’re their No. 1 fan—and then abandon them as soon as you’re the boss, you will lose their respect for good. William Shakespeare understood this.

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Truly empathetic listeners have a high tolerance for absorbing others’ sadness and emotional struggles. Do you possess a high degree of empathy? Answer these three questions.

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Regardless of your job title, you can establish executive presence by radiating self-assuredness. Here are some tips to wield authority with confidence.

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Watching ultra-successful people gives you clues as to how they tick and how you can succeed, too.

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In debunking the balance theme, leadership expert Sue Hawkes gives three tips for leaders to help them accept and maximize an imbalanced schedule.

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Beware of bruising sensibilities internally when praising how well someone else or some other organization performs.

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Kathleen Sebelius was insurance commissioner of Kansas when health powerhouse Anthem wanted to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield. “My gut just told me this was a disaster waiting to happen,” she remembered.

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In 1988, at age 33, Miles White turned down the chance to head the Asia Pacific region for a division of Abbott Laboratories. Why? His wife wanted to open a children’s bookstore and he didn’t want to transplant their three young sons.

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According to Mark Lipton, author of Mean Men: The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Man, here’s how you can (unfortunately) sound just like a toxic business leader when the time inevitably comes to say you’re sorry for something.

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When the opportunity arises to negotiate your compensation package, avoid these three pitfalls if you want to meet your objectives.

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He always was a hard worker, but it was Harrison Ford’s ability to push beyond good to excellent that propelled him into leadership.

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To win an argument, don’t rush to argue. Showing trust and respect can prove more formidable than building an airtight case.

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Turns out it’s easy to find out if someone is a narcissist.

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