Leadership Development

A Stanford Professor Identifies the Top 3 Problems with Top-Down Leadership

Samsung's disastrous Galaxy 7 Note smartphone recall shows the perils of fostering an authoritarian management culture.

Opinion: Why Would Any Self-Respecting CEO Want to Be President?

Research into how the federal government actually functions would scare anyone off.

Companies with More of this Type of Manager Outshine the Rest

Companies with more female senior managers are likely to perform better across a variety of measures, including sales growth, return on equity, debt levels and share-price appreciation, according to an analysis by Credit Suisse.

How to Build an Internal Leadership Development Program

Even for people with years of experience, mentoring and guidance, making the leap to an executive leadership position is a challenge hard to fully prepare for. There’s no way to understand what it’s like to sit in an executive chair until you get there.

Lights, Camera, Action: What CEOs can Learn from the World of Film

Early on, every Pixar film "sucks", Ed Catmall, president of the animation studio once famously said. The important thing is getting it from "suck" to "not suck", he added, by taking ideas through a refinement process that can involve directors offering each other critical yet constructive feedback. There is a lot CEOs can learn from that message.

The Road to the Corner Office: Looking for the On-Ramps

So what does it take to make it as a leader? Hard work? Talent? The ability to handle pressure? While all of these qualities are indeed important, it appears a crucial determinant is how many different job functions aspirants have performed over the course of their career.

Lessons from the Most Influential Women Middle-Market CEOs

Always look toward the long-term, take risks and find your own personal voice. Those are just some of the ways in which the most influential women of the middle market have become successful and remain so consistently.

An Important Message to Today’s CEOs from the Leaders of the Future

If you want strong leaders in the future, start developing them now—don’t wait until they’re already in leadership positions to give them the coaching they need.

8 Characteristics of Great Teams, in Sports and Business

Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor turned business consultant Don Yaeger studies high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership. Recently he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the greatest team-builders in sports and business. From those interviews he wrote “Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently.”  He spoke with Chief Executive about how great coaches develop championship organizations.

4 Lessons for New CEOs on Choosing a Leadership Team

One of the most important things a new business leader does is assemble his or her leadership team. But new CEOs and chairmen typically will only go as far as their hand-picked team will take them. How does one decide whom to choose? 
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CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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EDITOR'S PICKS

To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.