Personal Effectiveness

Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein On ‘How to Lead’

For a new book, the co-founder of one of the most influential private equity shops in the world asked some of the most successful leaders of our time how they do what they do. "You lead by wanting to lead."

Five Ways CEOs Can Model Inclusiveness

There is no shortage of evidence that inclusive cultures benefit bottom lines, but companies can't get there without real leadership.

Why Vulnerability Is A CEO’s Secret Weapon

To navigate so much uncertainty and ambiguity, leaders need to be confident— but too much self-confidence can narrow your peripheral vision.

It’s Not To Late To Get Web-Cam Ready

Amateur hour is over. From here on out, remote meetings demand a new level of personal professionalism.

The New Role Of Trust In Business In A Pandemic

Leaders who aren’t trusted—or who don’t trust others—can communicate all they want, but people will discount everything they say.

Five Phrases To Avoid During A Crisis

In the age of "cancel culture," a CEO whose messaging rings hollow or self-serving can easily lose credibility. Language matters.

Olympian Jim Craig on ‘Preparing to Win’

Winning may not be simple, but it’s always possible, says Jim Craig, who defended the net for the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ U.S. Olympic hockey team. His advice for CEOs: Get ready to win, not compete. Here’s how.

Effective Leadership: CEOs Need Both IQ And EQ

Should leaders be high-thinking? Or high-feeling? That's actually the wrong question—since the best leaders manage to be the best of both.

5 Best Practices For Strengthening Your 1-On-1s

In the age of remote work, individual conversations with your direct reports have never been more important. Here's how to make them work for you.

John Lewis’s Last Lesson For Leaders

Lewis, as a civil rights pioneer, taught us much about voice, about courage, about integrity. And now, sadly, he’s now taught me another lesson—this one about timing.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.