Jun 24, 2017 1:03:40 PM

Is Leadership Vision Obsolete?

When I first became an executive at a large academic health system, the focus was on maximizing local market share — that is, providing care to as much of the local population as possible.

Jun 24, 2017 11:27:12 AM

12 Timeless Habits of Likeable Leaders

Think back to the leaders in your life that you liked. They were also the ones who were most successful, right? According to an article in Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, “Fool vs. Jerk: Whom Would You Hire?” research shows that no matter the organization or industry, everyone wants to work with a “loveable star” who combines competence and likeability. Leaders with a high emotional intelligence are also those that significantly outperform those who aren’t able to manage emotions—their own and others—according to research data from TalentSmart

Jun 24, 2017 9:26:50 AM

Take the Hint: If Something Bugs You, And You Fix It, You're an Entrepreneur

I wish I’d thought of that.

Jun 24, 2017 9:06:25 AM

How to Solve the Unsolvable

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse

How to tackle the nastiest, ugliest problems
in business, work, and life—and win

How does a physics guy wind up changing people for a living?

The most surprising thing I learned studying physics was the art of solving impossible problems with almost no information. My study group tackled questions that took 3 or 4 chalkboards and just as many minds and hours to solve. But I've found that the most interesting problems in the universe are about people. People are the stuff life is made of. Solving problems about people changes individuals, communities, and the world.

Jun 24, 2017 9:04:50 AM

Why Your Business May Need Regime Change

Here’s the reality faced by CEOs of most public companies:

Jun 24, 2017 8:23:36 AM

Only 10% of CEOs Have This Critical Skill

If your LinkedIn profile looks anything like mine, you’ve probably racked up plenty of endorsements for your professional skills. Rolled out back in 2012, endorsements are essentially thumbs up from your colleagues showing that you excel at something at work.

Jun 17, 2017 9:46:55 AM

My Startup Checklist

The figures speak for themselves: more than one in three would-be entrepreneurs thinks about starting a business every day, but 78% say they are afraid they’ll fail. 

Jun 17, 2017 9:20:12 AM

Beware Of 'The Complainers'!

When we’re in the UK, I complain about the chilly, dreary weather. And when we’re at our home in Florida, my wife Lorraine complains about the dreadful heat. Our complaining is all in good fun – we actually enjoy both locales. But as this article explains, complaining can become a nasty habit that makes our lives seem worse than they really are.

Jun 17, 2017 8:27:41 AM

Entrepreneurs are driving the global economy forward. Here’s how.

When Peter Beck was a kid growing up in New Zealand, he had a dream. He wanted to build rockets that went to space.

Jun 17, 2017 8:11:19 AM

Leaders Always Have a Choice. In Tough Situations, Make This Better Choice.

Leadership is the art and science of influencing others. And it’s tougher than ever. In an age of unprecedented complexity, it can be challenging to get the best out of people under normal circumstances. Throw adversity into the mix and, suddenly, even mustering the bare minimum of performance while managing your competing priorities becomes an uphill battle.

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