6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs. In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you…

8 Essential Principles of Effective Leadership

Gayle Beebe has written a book on how effective and moral leaders develop and more importantly, how they must continue to develop. Too often leaders think they have made it and stop working on themselves. Eventually they become leaders in title only. He writes in The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Our understanding of leadership…

Making Up Our Minds

When are people individuals and when are they part of a group? Based on the research of Adam  Waytz And Liane  Young As America’s recent financial crisis worsened, politicians, pundits, and the public debated who to blame: Does the fault lie with particular executives, fund managers, or regulatory officials—or should we blame the banks themselves,…

How to Run a Successful Project

The key is to understand and manage employees’ emotional engagement with their work Many projects fail because organizations put their practices before their people. This happens when organizations try to make an employee’s human nature and emotional makeup fit their processes and policies. This traditional approach to project management emphasizes developing complex guidelines to manage…

4 Leadership Styles to Master

It’s not enough to have just one way of leading: Different circumstances require separate management styles. When it comes to leadership it doesn’t matter if you manage a company with 500 employees or one where you are the only employee. Either environment will disprove the myth that leaders should stick to just one leadership style…

4 Traits of Great Leaders

Four easy-to-master traits from great leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Sam Budnyk, and Gene Kranz. It is often said that hindsight is 20/20. By looking to the past we can learn how better to adapt and achieve in the future. By learning from lessons of old we can accomplish great things if we only…