He made history with a two-liter bottle

  • June 15, 2015

In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s...

Bill Gates’ obstinacy built Microsoft

  • June 12, 2015

Today, many people see Bill Gates as a globetrotting humanitarian. But in the 1980s, he was a headstrong entrepreneur. An incident involving company co-founder Paul...

Little effort, big change

  • June 03, 2015

Stylistic and subtle changes to how you communicate and direct your teams can make significant impacts. Here are some simple tweaks all managers can put to use.

Surviving ‘hell’ to become a Navy SEAL

  • May 21, 2015

Eric Greitens became a Navy SEAL by becoming a leader. He figured the best way to start Hell Week would be to pull together a team of seven and keep them together, using...

Mother knows best

  • May 07, 2015

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked working moms for their best tips on achieving a work-life balance. Here’s what they had to say.

Bad bosses leave mark on billionaire

  • May 06, 2015

After graduating college, Mark Cuban got a job at Mellon Bank. His youthful energy led him to think like an entrepreneur—and that landed him in trouble with...

What’s your GRIT rating?

  • April 30, 2015

Heard of GRIT? Here’s your primer on the formula by Paul Stoltz, who studies resilience and is CEO of training company Peak Learning.

A new CEO asked just 4 questions

  • April 27, 2015

Within a week of Kevin Johnson becoming CEO of Juniper Networks in 2008, he met with all his direct reports in a group. He told them he wanted to listen and learn, so he...

How her honesty spun Zipcar back around

  • April 23, 2015

In 2000, Robin Chase founded Zipcar. The car-sharing service was an instant hit; within three months, the firm had 400 members. Chase was about to secure new funding to...

4 critical leadership skills

  • April 22, 2015

Moving up in your organization takes more than just serving your time. If you want to rise into a leadership position, you need to build your skills in the following...

Apply the FIRE approach to change

  • April 15, 2015

When leading a change campaign, there's a sensible way you and your team can withstand forces beyond your control and keep advancing toward your goal.

Invite the ‘whole person’ to work

  • April 09, 2015

For Brian Walker, leadership and inspiration go hand in hand. The CEO of Herman Miller wants the company’s roughly 5,700 employees to love their jobs, so he...

Her toughness sends a clear message

  • February 25, 2015

Lynn Tilton, founder of Patriarch Partners, runs about 75 companies with total annual revenue of $8 billion. She’s a rare breed: a self-made female billionaire....