The 3 words that guide Prudential’s CEO

  • July 23, 2015

As CEO of Prudential Group Insurance, Lori Fouche is one of the most powerful women in business. The 47-year-old credits her success in part to her ability to describe...

Interview with leader Danny Roderick

  • July 10, 2015

Editor of the Executive Leadership newsletter Morey Stettner interviews the president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company. Roderick discusses his...

No Plan B for this young billionaire

  • July 03, 2015

“The minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed,” says Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, a health...

Rejiggering a 110-hour workweek

  • June 30, 2015

Pressed to the limits by his workload, Stephen Shapiro analyzed all the activities on his plate and found only a small percentage of them truly mattered. Within two...

Make your gestures come alive

  • June 23, 2015

Gesturing comes naturally to dynamic leaders. They use their body—head, hands, arms—to reinforce their message. Here's how to go about it.

Nellie Bly cut new paths for women

  • June 18, 2015

She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal...

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...