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Corporate directors with certain backgrounds and experiences exert greater influence over a company's strategic direction.
April 15, 2024

The Path to the Boardroom Can Be Opaque. Here’s a Roadmap.

An expert offers 6 tips for becoming board-ready.

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February 1, 2024

Want to Connect with Your Audience? Stop Trying to Impress Them

Good ideas and technical expertise alone won’t cut it. An expert offers four tips on giving a great presentation.

Business leaders pass a baton in a relay race
January 11, 2024

4 Tips for Managing the Succession Challenge

Generational transitions can be bumpy for family firms. They can also be an opportunity to grow.

boss pulls plug on employee presentation
October 13, 2023

5 Steps to a Complete Meeting Overhaul

Sick of PowerPoints and rehashing the past? Here’s how to make meetings future-focused and engaging.

An employee builds a staircase for his boss.
July 3, 2023

It’s Performance Review Time. Which Ranking System Is Best for Your Team?

A look at the benefits and downsides of two different approaches.

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June 1, 2023

Do You Overprepare? Here Are 4 Ways to Curb This Perfectionist Tendency.

Women are particularly susceptible to the overpreparation trap, argues Ellen Taaffe in this excerpt from her new book, The Mirrored Door.

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June 1, 2023

5 Tips for Growing as a Leader without Burning Yourself Out

A leadership coach and former CEO on how to take a holistic approach to your career.

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April 26, 2023

What Should Leaders Make of the Latest AI?

As ChatGPT flaunts its creative capabilities, two experts discuss the promise and pitfalls of our coexistence with machines.

CEO cheering on team with pom-poms
April 26, 2023

How to Manage a Disengaged Employee—and Get Them Excited about Work Again

Don’t give up on checked-out team members. Try these strategies instead.

A to-do list with easy and hard tasks
April 1, 2023

Take 5: Research-Backed Tips for Scheduling Your Day

Kellogg faculty offer ideas for working smarter and not harder.

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March 22, 2023

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Delivering Negative Feedback

First, understand the purpose of the conversation, which is trickier than it sounds.

person removes mask to show less happy face
March 1, 2023

Leaders, Don’t Be Afraid to Admit Your Flaws

We prefer to work for people who can make themselves vulnerable, a new study finds. But there are limits.

person putting head down on desk, writing, looking stressed out.
February 17, 2023

Don’t Panic! Tools for Dialing Down Workplace Stress

Beyond taking a personal toll, stress can reduce productivity. Here’s what managers can do.

Communicating with investors via corporate social media
December 13, 2022

Twitter Is “Running A Musk”

Elon Musk has built several visionary businesses. But after a month with Musk in command, Twitter is in trouble with users, advertisers, and the government.

person with red cape trying to put out fire while firefighters stand by.
November 30, 2022

Your Team Doesn’t Need You to Be the Hero

Too many leaders instinctively try to fix a crisis themselves. A U.S. Army colonel explains how to curb this tendency in yourself and allow your teams to flourish.

woman entering room tripping over welcome mat
October 26, 2022

Leadership Lessons from Liz Truss’s Downfall

While her economic policy clearly doomed her, she also failed as a leader.

two people cut a U.S. map with scissors
September 6, 2022

One Nation, Too Divided?

Political sectarianism is rampant in the U.S. Three experts discuss whether we can remain united.

Companies should adopt intentional leadership strategies since developing leaders internally is critical to success.
April 14, 2022

Take 5: How to Be a Better Mentor

Be sure your mentee “owns” the relationship—and don’t shy away from tough conversations.

illustration of the exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court building.
March 6, 2022

3 DEI Leadership Lessons from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

Studying Biden’s nomination process can help leaders “better connect their creeds and their deeds.”

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