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Masterful Inactivity

No, ‘masterful activity’ isn’t a term used to describe the art of watching football all day on Sunday. Although, thanks to NFL Red Zone, it could be. Actually, it’s a phrase that was used by Lord Melbourne, Queen Victoria’s favorite …

Leadership Shelf Life

  The notion that leaders predictably decay like loaves of bread on a store shelf seems harsh, to say the least, but that’s exactly the suggestion made by one executive we work with. It is his view that there is …

Instilling Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation, the driving force behind goal-directed behaviors, has long been a topic of interest to researchers and leaders alike. This is not surprising as motivation is essentially the underlying cause behind human actions.  While researchers aim to understand just why …

Leadership Post-Recession

We recently moderated a conference for 80 executives, each somewhat battered and bruised by the economic downturn, but still, on their feet and mostly feeling more optimistic about the future. We asked them to reflect on the lessons they had …

Women and Leadership – A Catch 22

The dearth of women in leadership positions is certainly not unrecognized. In fact, it is a heavily researched area, both in academic and applied settings. Recently, the topic has been brought back to the forefront with the release of Sheryl …

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