Can We Learn Leadership Skills From Presidential Candidates?

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It is the job interview question that we all dread the most: what was your biggest failure? And according to Jeff Stibel’s recent Harvard Business Review article entitled, “For President, I Want the Guy Who’s Failed,” it is the most important question to ask both candidates who hope to lead our country for the next four… Read more »

The Leadership Skills that Aren’t Taught in School

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After investing a large amount of time and money into getting an education, many new graduates getting their feet wet in the workplace this summer may not want to hear this. But the truth is, many leadership skills are not – and cannot be – taught in schools. Many leadership skills are learned through hands-on workplace… Read more »

Leadership Lessons from Penn State’s Grave Mistakes

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On Thursday, former FBI director Louis Freeh released a 267-page report on his investigation into Penn State’s child abuse case. Last month, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over the course of 15 years, and Freeh’s report investigated the role of other Penn State officials in the… Read more »

Leadership Development Through Failure

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Are you going through a tough time? Have you suffered a loss in your personal life? Have you experienced a job loss? Do you have trouble concentrating on the task at hand because of something else going on in your life? You’re not alone. Everyone struggles. Even those people who look like the pinnacle of… Read more »

Challenging the Status Quo of Leadership

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In recent years, Walmart has been both praised for its corporate sustainability campaign and criticized for some questionable business practices. Most recently, Walmart operations in Mexicowere found to be corrupt, with money changing hands illegally to speed up construction efforts and cut through the red tape, actions which bring the company’s leadership development practices into question…. Read more »

Is the 40-Hour Work Week the Solution to Productivity?

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The conventional wisdom of the last few decades has led us to believe that working longer hours, sacrificing free time and putting our personal needs on the backburner will turn us into the ideal employees and managers: effective, productive, passionate and dedicated. The problem is, it’s not true. Overworked, sleep-deprived, stressed out workers are not… Read more »

Management Development Tips from the World’s Best Companies

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Despite today’s tough economic times, CNN money has recognized the strengths of many of today’s top businesses in their list of the 2012 World’s Most Admired Companies. These companies have what it takes to stay great through challenges, and it would be wise to follow in their footsteps when making tough management development decisions and… Read more »

Leadership Development through Multiculturalism

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A recent Harvard Business Review blog post details one of the large challenges of taking care of business in an increasingly connected world. Technological advances make it possible to conduct business around the globe with a few clicks of the mouse. What our computers cannot teach us, though, it cultural awareness. It would be all too… Read more »