Iconic: How to Attain the Ultimate Level of Distinction

S COTT MCKAIN wrote the book on creating distinction in a world of homogenization. In Create Distinction he discusses how we got here and how we can create distinction for ourselves and our...

The Peter Principle and How to Avoid It

Don't Go From Good to Stuck “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” Laurence J. Peter wrote those words as satire in 1968. But as with most...

The Science of Record-Breaking

Discover Your Own Path to Excellence May 6, 1954 was a cold and windy day in Oxford, England. It was far from ideal conditions for a race, but it was also the day...

Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

Why Your Race Is a Puzzle, and How to Solve It Apple made a great leap forward in communications and mobile computing in 2007 when it launched the iPhone. It couldn’t have done...

Leadership in Turbulent Times

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN has spent a lifetime studying the lives of four U.S. presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. In Leadership in Turbulent Times, she brings them together to...

John Chambers: Connecting the Dots

SINCE STEPPING DOWN as CEO of Cisco in 2015, John Chambers founded the venture capital firm JC2 Ventures specializing in startups. That experience has led him to write Connecting the Dots as a...

3 Leaders Reveal Their Hardest Conversations

Here's What They Learned From Them Building a successful organization requires interpersonal skills as much as knowledge of finance or marketing strategies. Perhaps the most important tool in the relational toolbox is the...

Deliver Tough News the Right Way

3 Things to Remember When Things Go Wrong Former BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward could have immediately and swiftly announced that the explosion of the British oil giant’s rig, Deepwater Horizon, had led...

LeadershipNow 140: September 2018 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2018 that you might have missed: Empathy and creative thinking are valuable skills in the workplace, but they’re hard to teach by @Lyndagratton Frustrated or Focused -...

A Thanksgiving State of Mind

What George Washington Understood Thanksgiving did not become an official national holiday until 1941, but it had roots that extended back to the founding of the first American colonies. The Plymouth colonists in...

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