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Women in the C-Suite: 4 Breakthrough Strategies

While most companies are talking about gender equality in leadership, these four are walking. Their secrets may open doors for your female talent too. By Brian Kropp, Ph.D. Within most conventional wisdoms is at least a nugget of truth. Same applies to the most common theories as to why males […]

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Sorry Guys, Women Are More Effective Leaders

The authors evaluated 25,000 managers and reached a definitive conclusion: Women are more effective leaders than men. By Joe Folkman, Ph.D., Joyce Palevitz, and Jack Zenger, Ph.D. Much has been written about the glass ceiling that appears to limit how high women can go in large organizations. More women enter […]

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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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4 Biggest Myths About Female Leaders

If you think you understand why women are underrepresented in leadership, think again. By Derek Lusk, Ph.D., and Jackie VanBroekhoven Sahm You’ve read the articles, heard the popular explanations, and can rattle off the talking points: women are different, women are less capable, women are less interested, it’s the damn […]

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The Surprising Reason Women Aren’t on Top

The research is clear: Unconscious bias isn’t holding women back. The smoking gun is the career path they took. By Rob Kaiser and Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D. Diversifying the c-suite with more women is a top priority for many companies. But after 30-plus years chipping away at the glass ceiling, […]

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80% of Power Is Taking It

The corporate world isn’t a just and fair place for female talent. It’s time for women to accept that the system is rigged—and learn to beat it. By Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D. Women remain substantially underrepresented in partner positions at law firms, c-suites at large companies, and top positions in academia.  […]

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You’re a Great Leader. Now Change!

Good leaders can become great bosses, too—if they make these three pivots. By Dave Ulrich We know a lot about leaders and leadership: why they matter (to increase stakeholder value), who they are (personal characteristics that foreshadow success or failure), what they know and do (leadership actions and competencies), and […]

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This Is the #1 Missing Ingredient in Your Business Strategy

Organizational resilience doesn’t just pay dividends during times of uncertainty—it’ll help a business thrive. Here’s how to grow and maintain it. By Jillian Anderson and Susanna Mlot Admit it: You never thought you or your organization would have to spend more than a full year continuing to live under the […]

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So You Want to Be a Superboss

Protégés of Ralph Lauren, George Lucas, Bill Sanders, and other legendary leaders reveal how the great ones inspire greatness in everyone. By Sydney Finklestein, Ph.D. If you walked into the Bloomingdale’s on the corner of 59th and Lexington in New York City during the early 1970s, and proceeded past the […]

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Why Even the Best Leaders Expect the Worst

It’s called catastrophizing, and it doesn’t do you, your team, or your organization any good. Try these simple strategies to clear your head and become more resilient. By Christopher Cotteta and Kyle V. Hiller Leaders are no strangers to anxiety. Pressure mounts as your daily tasks grow and responsibility and […]