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Archive: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

The 'brave, noble, divinely foolish' acts of leadership

In the rush of what we call civilized life, few of us take sufficient time to get to know ourselves. No one can become a truly great leader without self-mastery.

By Andrea Useem | March 19, 2010; 2:44 PM ET | Comments (5)

Every conversation an opportunity

If change fails, it won't be the process design or technology alone that has failed. Odds are, the problem was all the people who nodded compliantly at the change but had no intention of taking part in it.

By Andrea Useem | March 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tell it like Obama: Lessons from his health-care speeches

President Obama is finally revving up his health-care message by telling personal stories. In spite of their love affair with statistics, executives should take note of this important strategy for audience engagement.

By Andrea Useem | March 19, 2010; 2:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Epic race: What leaders can learn from Iditarod 2010

The qualities on display during this epic race are inspiring for any who watch it. For leaders, however, there is something more: The race presents a challenge, something to live up to.

By Andrea Useem | March 15, 2010; 5:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

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