Essays

If you’ve done your homework and hired the right people, there should be no need to micromanage them. Give them direction, set challenging but realistic goals and keep them well motivated.

posted: August 11th, 2008

There is nothing special about most places of business, but there are notable exceptions. The campus of the household goods company S.C. Johnson contains three Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.

posted: August 11th, 2008

In recent months, the American automobile industry has been stunned by quarterly losses in the billions. But, should they have been?

posted: July 28th, 2008

While people generally recognize that a leader’s emotional intelligence factors into that person’s leadership style, most are reluctant to judge it as being as important as analytical ability, decision-making skills, or proficiency in execution.

posted: July 7th, 2008

Most of us can conjure images of the nice guy who exudes selflessness and warmth. But if one were to exclusively focus on those attributes apart from the service to which these traits may be put, the essence of a kind leader would be lost.

posted: July 7th, 2008

“Leading with Kindness” is a research-based book supported by evidence from scholarly reports, interviews with renowned leaders and our own observations.

posted: July 7th, 2008