Great Leaders

Peter Drucker famously stated that when "management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, a vision that allows them to set their sights on the things that truly merit attention. Not a bad skill set for the rest of us, either.

Recent posts on Leadership

Should You Quit Your Job When You Start a New Business?

What entrepreneurship research says about working in your startup part-time vs. full-time.

Trump and Clinton Debate Public Speaking Strategies

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 25, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Trump and Clinton use research-based strategies to inform their debate and public speaking skills - and now you can use the same to be a better public speaker!

Debate Scorecard for the Presidency: Trust

The selection of our next president is fast approaching. What is the criteria you will use to make that selection? Here's a scorecard to help you really think, consider and decide.

Helping Clinton become Engaging, Memorable and Fearless

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 24, 2016 in Just Listen
Deborah Shames, author of "Out Front: How Women can Become Engaging, Memorable and Fearless Speakers" is a specialist in helping people put their best and most real foot forward.

Election2016 -Declaration of Independence v. US Constitution

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 24, 2016 in Just Listen
Trump is the Declaration of Independence, Clinton is the U.S. Constitution. Which one would you pick to trust your future to?

The Powerless Red Power Tie

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
Donald Trump is hardly a sartorial icon, though he is known for one eye-catching style choice—his “power ties." But does his favored red tie really make him seem more powerful?

Can a Harvard Degree Actually Reduce Patient Trust?

I have made a conscious decision to forgo hanging my diplomas. Here’s why.

What Do You Want to Be Known For?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on September 21, 2016 in Real Women
Is your personal brand taking you to the places you want to go in your career? Here's the most important question you can ask when building your personal brand.

“Burnout”: The Indelicate Reality of Job Exhaustion

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 20, 2016 in Envy This!
“Burnout” sounds like a dirty word, but work-life imbalance is becoming an ever-increasing reality in the workforce.

When "Helicopter Parents" Land at Their Kids' Jobs

By Victor Lipman on September 15, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
"Mind if I Skype in to my son's interview?" A recent survey shows that "helicopter parents" are now showing up at their kids' workplace.

This Simple Leadership Behavior Also Increases Resilience

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
Are you doing this simple behavior that grows your leadership and your resilience? Learn more in this final next-level leadership article.

Training Smart

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
Whether you're the trainer or trainee, how the training is dispensed is key.

Wisdom in the White House and Older Presidents

By Alan Castel Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in Metacognition and the Mind
Should we be concerned and/or excited about older-aged presidents in the White House, as old age is associated with wisdom?

Benevolent Sexism and the Art of the Deal

By Peter Glick Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in The Enquiry
Benevolent and hostile sexism have proved a winning combination for men for thousands of years, but it is not working for Donald Trump.

Outta Control: Trump, Critics, and Circumcising Mosquitoes

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Caveman Politics
We need some "mosquito surgery" in this year's presidential election. Calling all male mosquitoes.

7 Ways to Listen

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on September 09, 2016 in Wander Woman
You may be able to get more from your conversations if you consider your purpose for listening. Choose from the following reasons before you meet.

What Does a Great Manager Look Like?

By Sydney Finkelstein Ph.D. on September 06, 2016 in Superbosses
One of the great perks of being a professor at Dartmouth College is that I often meet fascinating people who are doing cool things at work, and out of work. Here I talk to Anthony.

Want Satisfaction? Do Not Use This Goal-Setting Strategy!

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on September 06, 2016 in Motivate!
Some planning strategies accelerate performance and almost guarantee goal attainment. Others are counterproductive and often derail achievement. Which ones do you use?

Careers That Last

By Lybi Ma on September 06, 2016 in Brainstorm
How to survive and thrive in the new career reality.

"What Would You Do?" Questions in Job Interviews

The Job Interviewer Asks, "Here is Our Situation. What Should We Do?" We Will Show You How to Respond.

5 Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job

One of the most difficult workplace decisions is to quit a job. When should you do it?

What Angry Patients Need from Skilled Clinicians

The very nature of most anger management referrals contributes to the failure of meaningful skill development in managing anger.
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Clinton & Trump: Inside Out

By Margaret Moore on August 31, 2016 in Life Changes
Imagine the inner dialogue of Clinton and Trump.

Does The Donald's or Hillary’s Health Status Really Matter?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on August 31, 2016 in Patient Power
The Donald would be the oldest person to occupy the Oval Office! And is Hillary suffering from confusion? What are their real medical risks if either becomes Commander in Chief?

Why Not Just Cooperate a Little More?

By Dan Pontefract on August 30, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Cooperate is literally translated from Latin as ‘To work with.' Why don't we do it more?

The Lesson I Learned About Living From Someone Dying

By Dan Pontefract on August 29, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer but taught us all a lesson during his cross-Canada tour.

What's Your Gender Mindset?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 29, 2016 in Real Women
Are you aware of your gender mindset and the impact it could be having on your career?

Why We Need More Empathetic and Compassionate Leaders

By Ray Williams on August 28, 2016 in Wired for Success
Recent studies have shown that contrary to some conventional wisdom, empathetic and compassionate leaders promote trust, collaboration and well-being, and get positive results.

On Being Presidential - 6 Attributes and 4 Traits

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 28, 2016 in Just Listen
Do you agree with these 6 attributes and 4 traits as descriptive of being Presidential? If so, please add in the comments your assessment of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Why So Many Leaders Fail and Derail

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in A Sideways View
There is a growing literature on the derailed executive. It outlines the paradox of leadership: that some of the factors that help you climb the greasy pole also cause failure!