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4 Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

In winning the World Cup, the U.S. stuck with its game plan--until it didn't. Coach Jill Ellis made tactical and personnel changes when it suited the team's strategy, not that of her critics.

3 Specialty Food Trends to Keep an Eye On

Be prepared for these fancy items to begin flooding the shelves of your local grocery store.

Late Bloomers and Entrepreneurs

The late bloomer is vanishing in the American imagination.

Carli Lloyd’s most memorable moment from the Women’s World Cup final match

Though amazing, the three goals Lloyd scored weren’t even her greatest act of the game.

Could Embracing Ignorance Improve Your Leadership?

Orchestral conductor Itay Talgam writes in The Ignorant Maestro, that “the greatest leaders not only embrace ignorance but are convinced it is an essential choice on their part, allowing their people to reach upper floors that haven’t...Show More Summary

The Busy Blogger’s Guide to Creative, Compelling Images

My Top-5 Resources for Blog Posts, Social Media, and More. If I told you there was one thing you could do with your blog that would boost your traffic by 94 percent, what would you say? I recently blogged about seven mistakes bloggers cannot afford to make. No. 2 was failing to use compelling imagery. Some bloggers don’t use images at all. That’s a miss. […]

5 Extremely Good Reasons to Stop Checking In While on Vacation

A growing number of executives check in once a day or more while they're on break. Here's why that's a bad idea.

Do PM Job Descriptions Address the Skill Gap?

My last post addressed the first question from our webinar: how to hire for the right project, leadership, and business skills. The webinar recording itself is here (registration required). As I noted, that question is at the heart of sustainable talent management for your project managers. Even while we answered that question live, we received […]

Red, White, Blue And Entrepreneurial

What's As American As Apple Pie? The Entrepreneurial Mindset.

5 Reasons You Need to Make a Connection Culture Your Highest Priority

A culture that connects people would seem to be a high priority to leaders. Building a sense of community would seem to be a necessary first step before a leader does anything else. But a connection culture is not a common as you might...Show More Summary

Black Church Burnings and the FBI’s Leadership Fail

When the pressure's on, leaders have to not just step up but do it smartly.

Of summer’s 35 expected blockbusters, only two are directed by women

The number of women directing Hollywood’s biggest films, already low, has gotten even worse in recent years.

The problem with outsider CEOs

Every outsider selection is in reality the archetype of failure, asserts professor Noel Tichy.

Is Your Company A Sinking Ship? These Tips Could Be Your Lifeboat

Failing companies follow predictable death spirals that have been followed by many other companies preceding them.

6 Reasons To Use Video Marketing

All business, from the smallest to the largest, can and should use video to reach customers.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2015

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations by Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told...Show More Summary

Season 4, Episode 9: Don’t Bite That Apple [Podcast]

4 Temptations Every Leader Faces. Welcome to Season 4, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss four temptations every leader faces. Power amplifies who you are—the good, the bad, and the ugly. That means leaders have to be on their guard about […]

LeadershipNow 140: June 2015 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2015 that you might have missed: Reconsidering the Charismatic CEO by Eric McNulty Leadership is Not Something We Accomplish by @StrategicMonk From @WallyBock Becoming a great boss: where to start From...Show More Summary

Nike Co-Founder and Chairman Stepping Down

Middle-distance runner Phil Knight started the company back in 1964 with a handshake deal.

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