Leadership

Leadership

Is Your Board Bored?

Your board of directors holds your organization’s future in its hands—but its members may be too dysfunctional to make effective decisions. The path to rebuilding starts here. By Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. No one can deny that an organization’s product, processes, competitive advantage, and recent history greatly influence its fate. Ditto […]

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Why Can’t Anyone Find a Good CEO?

Leadership gurus can’t agree on what makes a great c-level executive. But they don’t have the data—and we do. Keep reading, board members. By Steven N. Kaplan, Ph.D., and Morten Sorensen, Ph.D. When you boil it down, boards only have one job: Pick a new CEO. The problem? They don’t […]

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Why Humble Leadership Will Win

Tomorrow’s bosses won’t be allergic to human connection. Instead, they see openness and trust as the keys to growth and success.  By Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein When you think about great leaders, what archetypes come to mind? Maybe you conjure up images of the tech visionary, the […]

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How to Lead Under Pressure: 4 Foundations You Need

Maintaining your composure and keeping your team moving forward requires four sturdy building blocks. Here’s how to forge them. By Rob McKenna, Ph.D. If you were better at dealing with pressure and maintained your capacity to communicate with others clearly while staying true to yourself, how would that change affect […]

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The Charismatic CEO Is Dead

Brash bigwigs used to get the glory, but then they started cratering companies. Now the next great leaders look a whole lot more selfless. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., and Scott Gregory, Ph.D. The research is now crystal clear: Three psychological concepts—charisma, narcissism, and humility—impact leadership. Each is […]

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Personality Psychology: The Nature of Human Nature

What does evolutionary biology have to do with personality psychology or organizational behavior? Everything. By Derek Lusk, Ph.D., Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., and Robert Hogan, Ph.D. Our human ancestors repeatedly solved many problems related to their own survival (avoiding threats, finding food) and reproduction (finding a mate, caring for one’s kin). […]

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5 Things All Great Leadership Teams Must Do

Your company will soar if your executive group sticks to this list. Just ask one of the most successful banks in the world. By Doug Ready In 2015, I asked Dave McKay, the newly appointed CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, a simple question: “What one thing do you […]

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Executive Team Dysfunction, Defeated

Top teams can topple from the weight of too many leaders. Use this model to keep all your best executives in the same room—and actually get them to work together. By Raphael Prager, Ph.D., and Allan Church, Ph.D. Everyone knows an executive leadership team (ELT) is critical to the success […]

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Nonsense Is the New Normal

There’s a good chance your organization is a little crazy. But if you bust through the B.S., you can focus on the things that matter—and become a better leader. By George Binney, Philip Glanfield, and Gerhard Wilke The business world is often hailed as a paragon of efficiency and entrepreneurial […]

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It’s Time to Look for Leaders in All the Wrong Places

Want to keep employees happy and P&Ls healthy for decades to come? Then out with old thinking: test scores. And in with new: battle-tested. By Seymour Adler, Ph.D. Alice Jones was raised by a single father in a fishing village in Maine. Her mother died when Alice was just 4 […]