Rudy Giuliani’s 6 leading principles

  • May 01, 2006

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...

Marcy Blochowiak on empowerment

  • April 01, 2006

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...

Jerry Lewis on taking criticism

  • March 01, 2006

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...

Three components of strong leadership

  • March 01, 2006

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...

The Wall Street hustler who never retired

  • March 01, 2006

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 seven...

Behold GE’s 5 growth-leadership traits

  • March 01, 2006

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...

Wrong decisions vs. bad decisions

  • January 01, 2006

While even the best leaders aren’t perfect decision-makers, it’s still true that a wrong decision is different from a bad decision.

Recall names with Look, Snap, Connect

  • January 01, 2006

Never forget a person’s name again. Sound like a pipe dream? Not if you use Gary Small’s Look/Snap/ Connect technique. “The major reason we forget...

Charlie Weis keeps his word

  • December 01, 2005

Notre Dame University football coach Charlie Weis met in September with a very sick 10-year-old named Montana Mazurkiewicz. Weis asked the boy if he could do anything...

China’s K’ang-hsi: a leader’s leader

  • December 01, 2005

K’ang-hsi, who ruled China from 1661 to 1722, was a formidable leader who held direct authority over courts, infrastructure, military defense and nearly...

The dangers of hasty decision-making

  • December 01, 2005

In his latest book, Why Decisions Fail, scholar Paul C. Nutt analyzes 15 disastrous courses of action, from Ford’s defense of the flammable Pinto to...

Employee devotion grows from trust

  • November 01, 2005

Most leaders think they need to flaunt some grand vision to win over employees, but it ain’t necessarily so, says Tom Davenport, author of Human Capital.

What separates leaders from followers

  • September 01, 2005

People are afraid to become leaders because the role demands visibility and vulnerability. Even people already in leadership positions often shirk the essential part of...

Abe Lincoln’s emotional strengths

  • September 01, 2005

Mocked as “a third-rate Western lawyer” and a “fourth-rate lecturer,” Abraham Lincoln turned out to be a political genius: not because...

Harvey Mackay’s 6 rules for dealing

  • September 01, 2005

Mackay Envelope Co. CEO Harvey Mackay built his empire by negotiating strategic deals … with paper makers, printers, suppliers. Nearly everything he built...

Queen Elizabeth II: Duty over all

  • August 01, 2005

Sometimes, a leader’s duty is simply to ensure the institution’s survival. In the case of Queen Elizabeth II, her duty is to preserve the British monarchy,...

Don’t let them give up on you

  • August 01, 2005

Procter & Gamble Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley tells a tale of getting down to core issues when a valuable employee wants to leave. It happened when Lafley once resigned...

The best advice Meg Whitman ever got

  • July 01, 2005

eBay CEO and President Meg Whitman has five pieces of excellent advice for you. They happen to be the best advice ever given to her.