Leadership

Raising an Inovator
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How to Raise an Innovator: Your 3-Step Plan

We all want more risk-takers on our teams. But are you willing to provide the emotional support they need to succeed? By Michael T. Mitchell, Ph.D. Leading an organization is a bit like captaining a ship: You set the destination, give orders to the crew who work together to carry […]

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Demanding Leadership Has Its Downsides. It Also Just Saved the World

Pfizer’s remarkable, record-breaking development of a COVID-19 vaccine is the result of ingenuity, agility, and a relentless boss who wasn’t afraid to buck trends. By Rob Kaiser The year 2020, a time of devastating and unprecedented disruption, will close with another astounding game changer. But in a welcome surprise, this […]

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6 Ways to Spot a Bad Leader in the Wild

Unfortunately, mediocre managers are everywhere—if you know where to look. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., and Ryne Sherman, Ph.D. Leadership is one of the most intensively studied topics in the behavioral sciences—as it should be. When institutions have good leaders, the subordinates, employees, and staff members are engaged, and the organizations […]

Ladder
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The New Age of Leadership Development Starts Now

The world has changed. The way you grow your leaders must, too. Here’s your reinvention plan. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Steve Newman Two trends have collided in the past year that give us significant pause about how best to develop leaders. First, millennials increasingly have their sights set […]

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Leadership Isn’t Philosophy. It’s Science.

If you want to build better talent at the top of your organization, you need to stop trusting your intuition and start trusting the data. By Robyn L. Garrett The mark of a good villain is they’re absolutely certain they’re right. They aren’t acting to make the world dark and […]

Pregnant office mates
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How to Lead During a Pandemic: Pretend Everyone Is Pregnant

Yes, we’re serious. It’s the easiest way to put your team at ease. By Robyn L. Garrett When I was pregnant with my first child, my aunt came to stay with me. I was so excited to see her, especially because I hadn’t told her the big news yet. I […]

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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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Nonsense Is the New Normal

Even pre-COVID, your organization was probably 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 vitality. […]

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Why Your Team Needs More Women

Organizations are more financially successful with females in leadership roles. And gender has (almost) nothing to do with it. By Beverly Crowell This is a woman’s world, but not every company has received the memo. Today, women make up the majority of the U.S. population and earn 60 percent of […]

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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 […]