Scott Galloway’s Section 4: Business Education At A Fraction Of The Cost Of An MBA

Section 4, a growing online platform for business education founded by Scott Galloway and working with top business professors and practitioners, distills MBA-quality courses into two- to three-week sprints in topics such as Product Positioning, Brand Strategy, Data & Analytics, Customer-Centered Innovation and more. Sprints are designed to be short, intense, and instantly applicable. They deliver the content at a fraction of the cost of … [ Read more ]

Marshall Goldsmith On The Lost Art Of Asking For Help

We’re all flawed human beings. We all should be asking for help. Reminding yourself and your company’s leadership of this eternal truth is one of the essential tasks for anyone in—or outside—of business today. A guide.

The Problem With Being Too Easy-going

Failure to express your preferences in everyday situations can make you seem less likeable and even slightly less human.

Finding Meaning in Life

Create a compelling self-narrative based on the five pillars that influence the way we experience meaning.

35 Impactful Questions Managers Should Ask Themselves Regularly

We’ve found is that the most high-impact managers make a regular habit of setting aside moments of reflection, putting in the deliberate time and work it takes to gain a new perspective on their teams, their cross-functional relationships and their own effectiveness from a higher altitude.

It got us thinking — there’s certainly plenty of content on the questions managers should be asking others, whether it’s … [ Read more ]

Ditch Your To-Do List and Use These Docs To Make More Impact

At the end of the day, the only thing that actually matters is the impact our work has on our company, our customers, our colleagues, and our professional development. And the only way to stay on top of that is to hold ourselves accountable to our higher-order goals with as much enthusiasm as we have for the dopamine rush of reaching inbox zero.

The best leaders … [ Read more ]

Six Reasons Successful Leaders Love Questions

Asking questions and listening to the questions of others helps leaders make better decisions.

A Transactional Approach to Power

Focusing on resources, not people, can help leaders avoid power’s worst pitfalls.

The 3 Phases of Making a Major Life Change

The lockdown that we’ve all just lived through created a period during which a lot of people had the opportunity to reflect on plans for a career change. But reflection alone doesn’t get people very far. Those who are mostly likely to act during this kind of period are those who actively engage in a three-part cycle of transition — one that consists of separation, liminality and reintegration. The author … [ Read more ]

Five Ways to Avoid the Pitfalls of Binary Decisions

Before you decide, check how the question is framed to ensure you have all the information you need and have considered all your options.

So, You Want to Be a Thought Leader? A Framework and Guide for Your Thought Leadership Strategy

Thought leadership is not a new topic. In fact, the term was coined by Joel Kurtzman back in 1994.

In the two-and-a-half decades since, we’ve seen the rise of YouTube experts, Instagram influencers, and the Kardashians.

But are all of those people thought leaders? Are any of them thought leaders?

To answer the same questions about yourself or the people you’re trying to build into thought leaders on … [ Read more ]

Class Takeaways: The Frinky Science of the Human Mind

Five lessons in five minutes — how to build emotional connections that back up your decisions.

An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building

People often wonder how startup CEOs spend their time. Sam Corcos, the co-founder and CEO of Levels, shares a little about how he spent his time for the first two years, backed up with data. The goal? For folks out there with hopes to become a startup CEO, you can get a behind-the-scenes deep dive into how you might actually spend your time on the … [ Read more ]

Persuading the Unpersuadable

We live in an age of polarization. Many of us may be asking ourselves how, when people disagree with or discount us, we can persuade them to rethink their positions. The author, an organizational psychologist, has spent time with a number of people who succeeded in motivating the notoriously self-confident Steve Jobs to change his mind and has analyzed the science behind their techniques. Some … [ Read more ]

A Tactical Guide to Managing Up: 30 Tips from the Smartest People We Know

Like any relationship, that of the manager and their report is a two-way street. Whether you’re taking on your first direct report or you’re a seasoned leader looking to sharpen your skills, there’s plenty of advice to go around when it comes to managers. But when the focus shifts to those who are being managed, many of those concrete tactics and strategies get decidedly less … [ Read more ]

Six Problem-Solving Mindsets for Very Uncertain Times

The mindsets of great problem solvers are just as important as the methods they employ. A mindset that encourages curiosity, embraces imperfection, rewards a dragonfly-eye view of the problem, creates new data from experiments and collective intelligence, and drives action through compelling show-and-tell storytelling creates radical new possibilities under high levels of unpredictability.

Seven Tools for Turning Your Ideas Into Reality

From finding the right analogy to tapping into FOMO, learn how to sell your ideas to potential supporters.

How to Take Personal Development Off the Backburner — Tactical Frameworks for Leveling Up

It’s important to set aside the time for critical reflection. That work hinges on a resolve to deeply introspect about where you’ve been, where you’re headed and how you can seek self-improvement, even in the midst of stormy weather.

But it’s hard to know exactly how to approach this vital work. Often, personal development and self-improvement gets lumped together under the umbrella of “self-care.” But we … [ Read more ]

Better Communication Through Neuroscience

Real-world, face-to-face communication — complete with eye contact, body language, and other important sources of information — is a rarity in business today, and the potential for failing to convey an intended message or giving the wrong impression has grown. Neuroscience research has uncovered specific ways that you can fine-tune your message — whether it’s giving performance feedback, persuading your team to embrace a change … [ Read more ]