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Mosque controversy showcases failure to lead American public to understanding

Leadership is, among other things, about framing issues for public understanding. The proposed Islamic center strikes at the very question of who is in part of the American community.

By Ian Saleh | August 23, 2010; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (15)

Smart swarms: The power of self-organization

While we instill a sense of discipline and purpose in every member of our teams, groups in nature are made up of individuals that never see the big picture, never understand how they fit in or even why they're doing what they're doing from moment to moment. Yet these colonies, flocks, and schools not only get by, they thrive and prosper

By Ian Saleh | August 6, 2010; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (14)

Four lies we didn't buy

Nearly five centuries ago Machiavelli suggested that to be successful, the Prince "must be a great liar and a great hypocrite." Political princes ever since have proved him right.

By Ian Saleh | July 28, 2010; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (2)

Five leadership secrets of the Trappist monk

"The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men," wrote Trappist monk Thomas Merton.

By Ian Saleh | July 14, 2010; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (8)

Hillary Clinton's leadership journey

It's all about letting people know that you are confident enough to share your true self with them. That's life, that's being human, and that's being authentic.

By Ian Saleh | May 4, 2010; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (22)

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