• Sep 30
    2016
    According to David Gergen, writing for CNN, Hillary Clinton won the recent presidential debate with Donald Trump: By all traditional standards of debate, Mrs. Clinton crushed. She carefully marshaled her arguments and facts and then sent them into battle with a smile. She rolled out a long list of indictments against Donald Trump, often damaging. By contrast, he came in unprepared, had nothing fresh to say, and increasingly gave way ...
  • Sep 06
    2016
    “I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.” This remark is attributed to the legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn. It highlights the fundamental paradox of organizational advancement: as you advance, feedback on your performance grows more important to the organization. At the same time, that feedback grows less reliable. At the very top of the organization, ...
  • Aug 12
    2016
    More than 60 of you have responded to our survey on the best and worst convention speakers. You can see the full results here. If you haven’t yet participated in the survey, and would like to, you can click here to take the survey. Of the six speakers in question… Ivanka Trump Melania Trump Donald Trump Michelle Obama Barack Obama Hillary Clinton …the majority of you consider Michelle Obama to ...
  • Mar 29
    2016
    At a recent Fox News debate, presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly described his model of leadership: "I’m a leader. I’m a leader. I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they’re going to do it. That’s what leadership is all about." The one thing to admire in this is the simple vigor of the language. As for the meaning contained in ...
  • Mar 15
    2016
    What's the difference between management and leadership? We know, almost instinctively, that leaders are more rare than managers and that they can also be far more effective, particularly in the case of a crisis. You can have a rewarding and fulfilling career as a professional manager, but you can change the world as a leader. Effective managers get people to perform at the level that’s needed. Great leaders get them ...