A tale of two companies and downsizing.
With about 10 percent of professors at top U.S. business schools now
hailing from India, a new, Eastern feeling has started wafting through
the American marketplace.
The leadership styles of college basketball coaches Bobby “The General”
Knight and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski couldn’t be further apart.
Nowadays, when you hear about celebrities turning themselves into brands, it’s nothing special. In 1925, it was.
The more thorough you are, the less desperate you will be.
Homer’s Odyssey tells us that Penelope used procrastination to meet an important goal.
When Henry Ford announced Five-Dollar Day in 1914, it created a
sensation. Overnight, the Ford Motor Co. would double the standard wage
of automobile workers. Why did...
When clothing retailer Sy Syms founded Syms in 1959, he gained a
competitive edge simply by doing things sooner than his competitors.
Benjamin Franklin managed to set up America’s first publishing chain,
public library, fire department and nonsectarian university; plus
In 1992, Mike Schwartz walked into a Harley-Davidson dealership in
Delaware … and learned that he’d have to wait a year and half for his
When he acquired high-end lawn mower manufacturer Snapper in 2002, CEO
Jim Wier’s lowest-priced machine sold for about $350. Because Wal-Mart
also sold six other...
Mary Kay Ash was devastated after her husband died. But the cosmetics
queen had a big conference coming up, so she did what she’d always done
in the face of...
Professional football teams are fairly evenly matched. What makes the difference between winners and losers is leadership. John C. Maxwell calls it the Law of the Edge,...
In 1973, the U.S. Army training manual outlined a leadership philosophy
called “Be, Know and Do.” Over the years, a number of leaders have
When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke at a conference
hosted by the Center for Creative Leadership last year, he named six
essential qualities of great...
Someone once advised Marcy Blochowiak, head of the Georgia-based financial services marketing firm World Financial Group, that she would have to lead herself before she...
In 1953, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis played London’s Palladium, the
first appearance in England for what back then was America’s top
entertainment act. The...
Leaders run a high risk of burnout as they move from one real-world challenge to the next. Stay strong by realizing that you need to continually learn and grow in three...
When John H. Slade died, one obituary made a telling error in saying that he
had worked at Bear Stearns for “seven centuries.” Actually, it was only
For a while now, General Electric’s top dogs have been studying
companies they admire, like Dell and Toyota, seeing how they do things
and trying to figure out...