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How to Be a Good Boss: Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead

Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

What Does It Take to Foster a “Culture of Responsibility” like the U.S. Army’s?

An inside look at why soldiers line up to take the blame.

Careers

4 Tips to Gain Influence in Your Organization

You have more power than you think—here’s how to harness it.

A businessman with unethical amnesia stomps through a city.

We Remember Our Coworkers’ Misdeeds, but What about Our Own?

“Unethical amnesia” helps preserve our positive self-image.

Leadership

Podcast: Tips for Managing Conflict at Work

From cross-cultural conflict to annoying coworkers, there are ways to deftly diffuse tension on teams.

5 Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team

Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom.

Why Do You See the World as More Fair Than I Do?

The amount of racism or classism you perceive likely depends on how much you favor social hierarchies.

Organizations

Appointing a Female CEO? Beware of Media Attention

Investors are skittish when new CEOs get lots of press, but only when those leaders are women.

Innovation

What It Takes for a Family Business to Innovate

The key is balancing a C-Suite skill set with an “F-Suite” mindset.

Leadership

Why Leaders Should Nurture Their “Social–Emotional Intelligence”

These four skills can diffuse conflict, particularly within family businesses.

Leadership

Is It Really Lonely at the Top?

The surprising links between feeling powerful and feeling connected.

How a Family Business Can Capitalize on Its Unique Culture

You need a different playbook when the CEO is your sister.

Leadership

5 Tips to Become an Authentic Leader

Sincerity can go a long way when stepping into a new role.

Pin down the components of trust.

Cultivating Trust Is Critical—and Surprisingly Complex

Don’t rely on intuition for something this important.

A vampire unethical boss tries to request unethical behavior from an employee.

How to Protect Yourself from an Unethical Boss

To ward off immoral requests, take a lesson from vampire lore.

Leadership

Podcast: Executives, Put On Your Dancing Shoes

How lessons from the arts can help you become a more effective leader.

Leadership

How Today’s Clergy Are Putting Their Faith in Management Training

Like CEOs, faith leaders face challenges running large organizations in a rapidly changing landscape.

Leadership

5 Ways to Motivate Employees

Beyond raises and reviews: Everyday ways to energize your team.

Leadership

Podcast: Get the Most from Your Newest Team Members

Onboarding advice for organizations big and small.

Leadership

How to Master Situational Leadership

A military perspective on building trust up and down the ladder.