Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders

Control is a mirage. The most effective leaders right now–men and women–are those who embrace traits once considered feminine: Empathy. Vulnerability. Humility. Inclusiveness. Generosity. Balance. Patience.

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.

Editor’s Note: for more insightful business questions, check out another site I run, mgmtquestions.com

Thoroughly Counterintuitive Approach to Leading

Is boring suddenly good…and inspirational bad? Stanford professor Bob Sutton explains what he’s learned from hundreds of conversations with Silicon Valley’s brightest stars.

We Will Be the Best-Run Business in America

Larry Potterfield, founder of the shooting-supply company MidwayUSA, is obsessed with management excellence: quantifying it, developing systems to produce it, and spreading it far and wide.

What If Your Gut Is (Gasp!) Wrong?

Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, on how to make better executive decisions.

13 Ways of Looking at a Leader

Want to be a better leader? Or find management inspiration, at least? Here you can learn from a baker’s dozen of the most prevalent types.

The 10 Best Entrepreneurship Courses of 2011

University courses in entrepreneurship are better—more useful, more real, more likely to produce actual companies—than they have ever been. Here are 10 we’d love to take.

Editor’s Note: I am not sure how many of these are MBA courses vs. undergraduate

Saras Sarasvathy, Leigh Buchanan

Master entrepreneurs rely on… effectual reasoning. Brilliant improvisers, the entrepreneurs don’t start out with concrete goals. Instead, they constantly assess how to use their personal strengths and whatever resources they have at hand to develop goals on the fly, while creatively reacting to contingencies. By contrast, [successful] corporate executives… use causal reasoning. They set a goal and diligently seek the best ways to achieve it. … [ Read more ]

How Great Entrepreneurs Think

What distinguishes great entrepreneurs? Discussions of entrepreneurial psychology typically focus on creativity, tolerance for risk, and the desire for achievement—enviable traits that, unfortunately, are not very teachable. So Saras Sarasvathy, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, set out to determine how expert entrepreneurs think, with the goal of transferring that knowledge to aspiring founders. While still a graduate student at … [ Read more ]

The Art and Business of Motivational Speaking

If the podium is calling your name, you should get to know Josh Shipp, a one-man school in the art and business of motivational speaking.

How to Build a Beautiful Company

Employing open-book management and leadership by consensus, the Sky Factory’s Bill Witherspoon has set out to create the perfect business.

Leadership: Armed With Data

How the military can help you learn from your mistakes.

The Impostor Syndrome

Why do so many successful entrepreneurs feel like fakes?

How to Take Risks in a Time of Anxiety

In a changing environment where even everyday activities are filled with risk, sometimes it’s difficult to see that, when it comes to business, risk is neither bad nor the enemy.