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

Leadership Lessons From The Godfather

What can a movie about mafia bosses and gangsters teach us about leadership?

Seduced by Abandon

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
"Throwing caution to the winds" can be exhilarating or dangerous. In politics the idea manipulates us in wild ways.

Why the World Needs New Leaders

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 22, 2016 in Real Women
Are you ready for a new shift in leadership? Here's the latest research on what people really want from their leaders today.

All the Presidents' Men

Men need male friends. Even presidents, including the current Republican aspirant, need their friends. But the most interesting male presidential friendship was that of Lincoln.

Why Millennials Owe Donald Trump a Big "Thank You"

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 16, 2016 in Just Listen
By doing unto the GOP, what the GOP has done unto the Democrats for decades, Trump might actually be the catalyst that ends divisiveness. Who knew?

Individualized Management

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Faddish nostrums are superfluous if not inapplicable to your workplace. Resist.

Trump and the Death of Civility in America

The entrepreneur in Trump must know only civility can open doors to opportunity.

The Difference-Makers

Do you want to change a dysfunctional organizational culture? Speeches, values statements — none of these make a dent. But there may be a simple strategy that works.

Beating Back Trump's Threat to US Democracy

By Allen J Frances M.D. on August 10, 2016 in Saving Normal
Democracy is a precious, but historically infrequent and perilously fragile method of governance. Trump Threatens it and must be stopped.

Leaders Don't Manage Time, They Manage Choices

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on August 09, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
While some people struggle to fit everything into the day, others have an abundance of time while still accomplishing a lot. Learn the behavior that separates these two experiences

Does Your Relationship Have Compassion?

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on August 08, 2016 in Attention Training
At one point or another, most people wonder if their relationship is stable.

The Battle of the Archetypes

By Moses Ma on August 07, 2016 in The Tao of Innovation
Using a modern slant on Jungian analysis, the masculine and feminine archetypes are at war – understanding group dynamics and collective psychology is how politicians win.

The Trouble With Diversity Training

By Victor Lipman on August 07, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Studies show traditional diversity training is ineffective. It often comes across less as genuine education and more as legal obligation. Here's a suggestion to help change that.

Donald Trump as High in the Dark Triad

The dark triad has emerged as a powerful framework for understanding people. Here’s an application of this concept to presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

7 Ways a Great Leader Is Like a Good Lover

Your relationship with your leader should be rewarding and fulfilling.

The Revolution Young Adults Need

By Tim Elmore on August 04, 2016 in Artificial Maturity
Our young are full of potential. Our world is full of problems to solve. It’s time for this revolution.

Our Anger Crisis: Can Philosophy Help?

By Michael Cholbi Ph.D. on August 03, 2016 in Ethics in Question
We are facing a rising tide of anger in public and private life. Can philosophy help us navigate our way through—or even beyond—anger?

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

By Donna Flagg on August 03, 2016 in Office Diaries
The answer remains elusive because managers and leaders are both the same and different.

The New World of Male Friendship

What is male friendship all about these days? We will look at this issue in the context of Abraham Lincoln and his most intimate friend, Joshua Speed.

Does Donald J. Trump Have the Temperament to Be President?

Political commentators on both sides of the isle have raised the question: does Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump have the temperament or character to hold what is,

Board Structure and Your Effectiveness.

Does your job involve the board of directors? Ask these three questions.

The Destructive Force of Narcissistic Injury

Narcissists suffer from vulnerable self-esteem and narcissistic injury.

Beyond Knee-Jerk Partisanship? Clinton, Trump, and Speeches

Numbers are in. And the morality and negativity of the Clinton and Trump nomination acceptance speeches are in the spotlight.

Abusive Leader or Master Motivator?

Abusive leader or master motivator? The perception of abuse is in the eye of the beholder.

Art Thinking or The Importance of Inventing Point B

By Tim Leberecht on July 25, 2016 in The Romance of Work
Business is too important to be left to business people. What if companies thought and acted more like artists?

5 Steps to Great Leadership

You might be surprised by which qualities the truly great leaders possess.

What's Wrong in America?

If you are frustrated or angry with what you see wrong in America, you could be part of the solution by simply changing your frame of mind. Learn how.

Who Supports Donald Trump?

What makes Donald Trump supporters tick? Evidence from the science of personality can tell us.

What Is the Best Path Forward After Terrorism?

Our mind makes intuitive mistakes about how to deal with terrorism in the best manner. This article uses insights from neuroscience to show the best path to deal with terrorism.

What College Graduates Need to Do First—and Other Lessons

By Sydney Finkelstein Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Superbosses
What do college kids need to do to get a great job? What do great leaders do that other leaders don't? Let's ask someone with answers: Muhlenberg College President John Williams.