Articles about Leadership

Inspiration

What past presidents can teach us about present-day leadership

For Presidents Day, we thought we'd explore what former American presidents can teach us about being leaders. Here are a few pearls of wisdom to think about during the holiday.

Inspiration

9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.

Advice

7 surprising books that will make your life better

These 7 books can help you cheat at life by spending less time frustrated, and more time living well.

Leadership

5 timeless words of career advice from former presidents

Before becoming the leaders of the free world, nearly every president had to work his way up the corporate ladder, learning plenty of lessons along the way.

Office culture

This is how ethical leaders can be bad bosses

When an ethical leader sets exacting standards that are stressful to meet, this stress leads employees to act out their frustrations and anxieties on the job, causing employee turnover and deviant behavior.

Office Life

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

People don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Top nine sins that drive good workers to leave bad bosses.

Advice

12 books that every leader should read

The best material out there on leading teams, creativity, and organization behavior.

Advice

How to increase emotional intelligence: 5 powerful secrets

Your 5 step guide to understanding and gaining emotional intelligence. It may be the 'it' concept of the moment but 'it' works.

Productivity

10 things great bosses do every day

Great bosses change us for the better. Here are the top 10 attributes of those who do it best.

Leadership

8 quotations on leadership from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frequently quoted by leaders everywhere today for inspiration, Dr. King's advice on leadership is as relevant and as urgent now as it was when he first gave it decades ago.

Advice

Eight powerful ways to mold children into leaders

It’s the little things we do every day that mold children into the people they’ll become. Focus on these eight actions to help your children become leaders.

Productivity

6 things great leaders do differently

'Behavior can change, and leaders who work to improve their skills get results.'

Science of Work

Study: Yes, you can be too smart for your own good at the office

You can, in fact, be too smart for your own good, according to a study on what people really want in employees and bosses. Tip: Intelligence isn't it.

Productivity

Five principles from a golf coach to help you be the best leader you can be

Five rules — learned from a golf coach — for how to be a better, more effective, and more productive leader for your team.

News

STUDY: Nearly one-third of workers lie to their bosses

Seems low.

Success

Everyone’s a bad boss at first. Just accept it.

Good bosses aren't born. They're made.

Success

Google reveals its secret recipe for leadership success

How to succeed, according to Google.

Success

The 5 things no one really tells you about success

Pay attention.

Success

The strangest advice that actually works, from 300 successful entrepreneurs

the most successful entrepreneurs’ real strengths aren’t necessarily their product visions or executional abilities.

News

What does Uber’s new CEO have that Travis Kalanick didn’t?

What makes a leader different from a founder? These qualities.

Success

Stop using the ‘compliment sandwich’ to give feedback

Don't muddle your message.

Success

This is how Burning Man teaches millionaires how to be successful

Burning Man is that time of year where 70,000 people head to Black Rock City, a self-made, temporary-city that is created in the Black Rock Desert (affectionately known as “The Playa”) in Nevada.

leadership

3 leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos

"People need to know you've got their back."

Words at Work

Stop priding yourself on being brutally honest

There's no need to be mean. Ever.

News

Billionaire Elon Musk opens up on mental health and ‘unrelenting stress’

In a frank set of tweets, Musk acknowledged that his life has deep lows as well as highs.