Unlocking the Three-fold Secret to Great Leadership

After analyzing data from more than 15,000 interviews with CEOs and other business leaders, executives from management consulting company ghSMART found that three fundamental factors drive leadership success. In their book, Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success, Geoff Smart, Randy Street and Alan Foster describe what they learned.

In this interview with [email protected], co-authors Street and Foster talk about the formula for management success, the … [ Read more ]

Jesper Sørensen: How to Be a More Strategic Leader

A professor of organizational behavior explains why strategic thinking is key to taking an idea to the next level.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Developing as a leader is a difficult endeavor. It’s not easy, but I’ve developed a leadership development model that has now proven to work with thousands and thousands of people. This model is just eight steps: Ask, Listen, Think, Thank, Respond, Involve, Change, Follow Up.

Adding Too Much Value

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. This bad habit can be defined as the overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion. Adding Too Much Value is common among leaders who are used to running the show. It is extremely difficult for successful people to listen to other people tell them something that they already know without … [ Read more ]

Deborah Gruenfeld, “Acting with Power”

Is it more important to say the right thing or act the right way? Professor Gruenfeld provides compelling research about how we perceive power in our relationships, examining the words we use, non-verbal cues and the ways in which we communicate. She shares how we can most effectively get our message across.

The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills

Making sense of the environment in which a company is operating and creating structures and processes to move the organization ahead are key to leading.

‘The Corner Office’: Adam Bryant on the Five Qualities of Successful Leaders

Why do some people get promoted, while others do not? What distinguishes CEOs from all others? To answer these questions, New York Times editor Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 200 CEOs for his Corner Office column. In his book, The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, Bryant shares what he has learned from Xerox CEO Ursula … [ Read more ]

The Little Book of Leadership

Here is a Powerpoint slideshow version of the free ebook The Little Book of Leadership