Become a connoisseur of people’s ideas

  • April 01, 2004

For you to lead in a competitive environment, you have to choose the best people, have the best information and recognize and support the best ideas.

Fight the onset of reckless leadership

  • April 01, 2004

Left unchecked, the same qualities that drive leaders to the top will assure their downfall. To survive at that altitude, you have to throw off certain dangerous habits.

Even Eleanor Roosevelt needed mentors

  • March 01, 2004

 Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for today’s strong, visible first lady. But she had help along the way from at least two mentors.

Shackleton’s secret: ability to adapt

  • January 01, 2004

Sir Ernest Shackleton never did get to walk across the South Pole. The explorer’s huge ego had betrayed him when he set off for Antarctica in the dead of winter,...

6 ways to manage difficult people

  • December 01, 2003

1. Focus on what you want to happen, not on how you feel. The emotional response always kicks in first, but the trick is not to act on it. 2. Schedule a meeting to...