Sacagawea: a leader for the ages

  • April 01, 2005

Even when no one around you sees you as a leader, you can be one. That was true of Sacagawea, the lone woman and only Native American on the Lewis and Clark...

Jackie Gleason’s leadership follies

  • April 01, 2005

Most of us have had bosses so insecure that they could never let their employees succeed. Jack Winter was such a guy. Fresh out of college, he found himself in Miami...

The new risks of premature job offers

  • February 01, 2005

Rescinding job offers just got more legally dangerous. As incredible as it sounds, if you pull the rug out from a candidate's job offer, the person may be able to sue ...

Coaching undependable workers

  • February 01, 2005

Dan knew that in the long run, working with Andy was a better investment than starting over with a new hire. Here's the strategy he used to coach his promising but...

Three keys to high-performance teams

  • January 01, 2005

In her new book, Contagious Success: Spreading High Performance Throughout Your Organization, Susan Lucia Annunzio identifies three characteristics that "consistently...

Encourage open, constructive dissent

  • December 01, 2004

“All the first-rate decision-makers I’ve observed had a very simple rule," says Peter Drucker:  “If you have quick consensus on an important...

Neil Armstrong’s nerves of steel

  • December 01, 2004

Early on, Neil Armstrong didn’t want to be an astronaut. From a young age, he wanted to design aircraft. He took up flying later because he thought a designer...

How to lead from the balcony

  • December 01, 2004

Early in their careers, leaders move up quickly because they can identify problems and solve them.