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The New CEO Equation: Solving for X and Y

They’re under 40, leading $1 billion-plus companies and largely untested by adversity. What does the future hold for Gen X and Y CEOs?

Dr. Thomas J. Saporito CEO Perspective , Leadership , Personal Effectiveness July 8 2014

Lessons in Corporate Culture From General Motors

The current series of quality issues that have resulted in the deaths of drivers of GM cars highlights a number of challenges in corporate culture and ethics for CEOs.

Bob Donnelly Change Leadership , Innovation , Leadership July 7 2014

How to Reignite Financial Performance by Empowering Your Employees

You’re halfway through the year and the company’s financial performance is below plan. You need to act! The most common response is to cut costs to improve the bottom line and/or fire or reassign a senior executive to create a sense of urgency. These actions create disruption and distraction at a time when the organization needs to be aligned and focused. There’s another approach.

Brian S. Cohen HR/Employee Strategies , Leadership , Strategy June 26 2014

Lessons Learned in the Firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney

The opening line of a recent Huffington Post article on American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney’s firing for misconduct really says it all: “The big question is … why his ousting didn’t happen long ago.”

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership , Succession Planning June 26 2014

5 Strategies for Maximizing Your Personal Future

In 1990, University of New Hampshire psychology professor John D. Mayer, along with now Yale president Peter Salovey, wrote the original paper on emotional intelligence. In his newest research, Mayer has introduced a similarly captivating construct—personal intelligence.

Bruce Rosenstein Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

3 Ways to Challenge the Leadership Norm and Achieve Exponential Success

Being able to see beyond what you know and analyze a situation using different angles and viewpoints is essential to achieving exponential success.

Osagie Imasogie Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

4 Elements of Strategically-Aligned Leadership Strategies

To successfully align business and leadership strategies, CEOs must take into account four organizational elements essential for superior performance.

Dr. David Dinwoodie Leadership , Strategy June 12 2014

4 Secrets to Leading Change When Your Company Is Already Successful

It’s no secret: Many successful businesses are slow to change. There are hundreds of examples in which corporations have rejected ideas and products that have been left to entrepreneurs to make successful. However, those most affected by this seeming resistance to change are successful organizations; the resistance stems from the fact that what they are doing works.

Aubrey Daniels Change Leadership , Leadership June 12 2014

10 Leadership Lessons From the U.S. Navy Seal Who Led the bin Laden Mission

Admiral William H. McRaven is the former commander of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 3 and the current commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He led the mission which resulted in finding Osama bin Laden. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he recently gave the commencement address at his alma mater, and offered the graduates 10 lessons from his SEAL training that every leader can benefit from.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership May 30 2014

4 Ways Leaders Can Solve and Manage the Toughest Paradoxes

Nearly every business challenge can be classified into two groups—puzzles and paradoxes. While puzzles can be tricky, paradoxes are always complex and multifaceted. Most leaders approach paradoxes as if they were puzzles with little or no success. As a result, they get stuck. Here are four ways to solve and manage your toughest paradoxes.

David Dotlich Leadership , Personal Effectiveness May 30 2014

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