Personal Effectiveness

How Mid-Market CEOs Can Win Friends and Lead People

Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, discusses how leadership has changed over time.

SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks about the Characteristics of a Leader

No leader gets to the top without a fight, without facing disappointment and adversity, without making mistakes. Sometimes leaders get beat. But leaders of consequence find a way to rise after a fall, and those stories are the ones that teach, the ones that build and restore trust.

Incoming Caterpillar CEO to Oversee Downsizing, Seek New Opportunities

Global equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is going through some big changes as its CEO recently announced his retirement.

What CEOs Can Learn from World-Class Mountain Guides

This author spent 10 years organizing more than 20 guide-led expeditions in remote locations such as Patagonia and Iceland for business students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Over time, he learned there are more than a few lessons relevant to organizational leadership that can be drawn from world-class mountain guides. Expert guides have an amazing capacity to both model and teach leadership in action. Here are 6 key leadership strengths of guides that are vital for top executives in business.

Reinventing Yourself: How to Stay Relevant—and Keep Your Job

Kodak. Blackberry. AOL. Blockbuster. The list of companies that were once pioneers in their markets, lauded for their prescience and innovative excellence and are now either lagging the pack or gone completely, is a long one.

Which of These Three CEO Types are You?

CEOs are often typecast by the media, sometimes as saviors or disrupters, other times as villains. But can CEOs really be divvied up into distinct categories? They can, at least according to one U.S.-based executive recruitment firm.

How CEOs Can Reduce Their Information Overload

While technology has significantly increased efficiency in the world of business, research shows that too much use of technology can actually reduce productivity.

A Harvard Lecturer Shares Her Tips on One-on-Ones

From shy engineers to bombastic sales executives, Julia B. Austin has managed dozens of direct reports over the course of her career in the tech industry.

Are Stereotypes and Double Standards a Hindrance to Female CEOs?

Should female CEOs be worried about skewed gender perceptions and a double standard when it comes to their performance or that of their company? It appears so.

Self-Made CEOs Help Billionaire Ranks Swell

Greater access to technology is shaking up the ranks of the world's wealthy, with self-made CEOs now far more likely to count themselves as billionaires.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

MARK VERGNANO: How He Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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