• Six Traits of Inclusive Leadership

    Inclusive leadership is about: Treating people and groups fairly—that is, based on their unique characteristics, rather than on stereotypes Personalizing individuals—that is, understanding and valuing the uniqueness of diverse others...
  • A Leader’s Pledge

    Douglas R. Conant is the former CEO of Campbell Soup Company. When he became CEO in 2001, Campbell's had lost half its market value, sales were declining, and employees were losing their jobs. He immediately worked with his team to implement The Campbell...
  • Humility is Important

    Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7, describes what he learned about leadership as a young man: "My first job was as a janitor for local churches in Georgia, where I grew up. And there were some important leadership lessons there. You learn...
  • How to Get Up to Speed in a New Leadership Role

    In the above whiteboard session, Michael D. Watkins discusses how a new leader can get up to speed. There are common traps for a leader joining a new organization. Learning traps include technical, cultural, and political. Common traps are trying to...
  • Ask these questions to identify who you are as a leader

    In the above video, John Baldoni says, to find out who you are as a leader, ask yourself what you do well, which areas you need help with, and how you can better help your team. "Make sure there's an alignment between what you think you're...
  • Three Ways Managers Can Increase Collaboration

    In the video above, John Baldoni, leadership educator, says that managers can increase collaboration on a project by employing a three-step methodology. Comment. Ask your employees to tell you in their own words what the project is all about. Contribute...
  • Why Some CEOs Perform Better than Others

    What makes some CEOS and leaders perform better than others? ghSMART consultant Elena Lytkina Botelho explains that successful CEOs and leaders exhibit fast decision making, good relationship management, reliability, and the ability to adapt. "It's...
  • Styles of Leadership

    Managers need to lead teams and knowing which leadership style works best for your team is important to successful management. Explain which style of leadership works best with you: Autocratic, Laissez-faire, Participative, Transactional, or Transformational...
  • You don't have to be a manager to be a leader

    Liz Ryan at Forbes reminds us that subject-matter experts can take the traditional executive path, but they aren't required to deal with managing people, budgets, and the like. Subject-matter experts are sought-after and valued for their expertise...
  • Seven Leadership Traits

    Larry Kim is the founder of WordStream , and wrote an article for Inc . listing the seven traits of a great leader. What does it take to be a great leader? Do you have all of these traits? Which traits do you need to work on?
  • What can leaders learn from NASA?

    Wharton management professor Andrew Carton ’s latest research paper is “I’m Not Mopping the Floors, I’m Putting a Man on the Moon: How NASA Leaders Enhanced the Meaningfulness of Work by Changing the Meaning of Work.” He...
  • Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

    Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the video above is his most famous speech, "I have a dream." He was a Civil Rights leader. What are some of his leadership lessons?
  • The Ingredients of Great Leadership

    What is the moment that demands your leadership? How are you being defined by technology?
  • The Leadership Trust Gap

    The infographic above by Forum , details which factors widen the trust gap between employees and managers. Explain how can leaders amend the problem.
  • What is your management style?

    Below is a summary of six different management styles, by findmyshift . Do you think the styles listed above are management styles or leadership styles? Explain. How do these styles differ from the ones in your management textbook? Which...
  • Management 101: The Marriage of Strategy and Leadership

    Wharton professors Harbir Singh and Mike Useem contend that the best managers must possess leadership and strategy in their new book, The Strategic Leaders’ Road Map: Six Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy. How can managers develop...
  • Courage Comes With Practice

    Click here to play this audio clip Listen to this podcast from npr . Theresa MacPhail, a medical anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, tells us how she became so courageous. What are you afraid of? How have you proven that "it's...
  • The New Organization: Different by Design

    CEOs know that they need to redesign their organization to meet global business demands, according to a Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report by Deloitte . However, only 14 percent believe their company is ready to effectively redesign their organization...
  • Managers Inspire Through Storytelling

    Managers spend most of their time talking. But, some managers communicate better than others. In the video above, HighSpark gives examples of leaders using stories to inspire their followers. Why is it that stories drive action and make change? ...
  • Leading Across Borders

    "China will surpass the United States to become the world’s undisputed economic leader by 2030. India is also expanding rapidly; current estimates indicate that by 2050, China, the United States, and India will be the top three economies in...
  • Servant Leadership

    What is reciprocal caring? Read more about servant leadership and the essay The Servant as Leader published by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970. What definition of servant leadership do you like? Why?
  • Gender equality is the new big issue, says Salesforce CEO

    Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, wants to ensure women's equality. https://www.salesforce.com/ In the video above, Benioff told told CNN's Poppy Harlow that Salesforce has an aggressive goal to employ an equal number of women and men. "We...
  • What is Holocracy?

    Read the Holocracy Constitution below. Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, is trying a new management system that is known as Holocracy. It has no traditional managers or job titles. But, 210 (14%) of Zappos's employees decided to leave the company. You...
  • Leadership Lessons

    Guy Kawasaki was asked to share three leadership lessons. His answer was empathy, honesty, and humility. View the presentation above. Why are empathy, honesty, and humility important leadership lessons? Explain which of these lessons you find...
  • Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

    In this video, Management theorist Simon Sinek answers the question, "Why do good leaders make you feel safe?" He suggests that good leaders make their employees feel secure by drawing those staffers into a circle of trust. Explain how a...