Personal Effectiveness

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.

How Companies Can Avoid Increased OSHA Penalties

Penalties levied by OSHA have never been low: Until recently, a serious first-time violation of OSHA workplace health and safety rules cost companies $7,000 and willful and repeat violations brought penalties of $70,000. But new rules that took effect on August 1 have upped the ante, with penalties now totaling $12,600 for the former and $126,000 for the latter, IndustryWeek reported.

How to Be a Visionary Without Overpromising and Underdelivering

There may be no more fascinating CEO in the world right now than Elon Musk, a true visionary. He heads a series of dynamic, game-changing technology companies—Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop and SolarCity—and is worshiped by many as the next Steve Jobs, yet he’s making mistakes in everyday business that are calling into question whether his full potential as a true visionary can be realized.

Slam Dunk: 5 Leadership Lessons for CEOs from LeBron James

LeBron James is the King of Cleveland and maybe Greater Ohio, at least for the next year. Bringing home the promised NBA Championship trophy—to a city that suffered without a major sports championship for 52 years—will get you such a coronation.

Do Good CEOs Need to be Dictators?

Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, told Quartz that the best CEOs are "enlightened dictators." Is there any truth or logic to what he says?

Chief Executive Network Brings CEOs Together to Collaborate for Each Other’s Success

In every company, large or small, senior executives, the president and even board members look up to CEOs for guidance and advice. But where can CEOs turn for consultation and advice when they face challenges?

A Lifetime of Lessons: Morley Safer’s Legacy for Business Leaders

When Morley Safer died in May, many news outlets featured articles about what journalists could learn from the longtime CBS News correspondent. But CEOs can also take a few lessons from Safer, who was a formative presence on the network’s 60 Minutes program for more than four decades and in its newsrooms for many years prior to that.

So You Want to be a CEO — Hone These Traits First

Even if you’re several years away from even being considered for a CEO seat, it’s never too early to hone the key traits you’ll need to demonstrate to keep you in the running. Here are 6 tips that can help keep you on the right track.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

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.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

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

How Mark Vergnano 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

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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