The first and arguably the most important lesson for leaders is to ask a different question. That is, instead of asking whether we can enact our values in a particular situation, the committed leader can ask how we can enact our organizational and personal values. This simple shift transforms the conversation from one of fearfulness and constraint to one of innovation and creative thinking.
By Ian Saleh | September 8, 2010; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (1)
The Pakistani government needs to rapidly learn large-scale disaster management. Many do not appreciate there is a radical difference between traditional disaster management and catastrophic disaster management. In such catastrophes, the resources and...
By Tracy Grant | September 2, 2010; 01:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
When you observe, move just slightly above the fray and, in this case, see the destruction of the twin towers and the building of a mosque as metaphors, it provokes the question: What is a leader to do; what are we all to do? The answer is simple and complex; partly because...
By Tracy Grant | September 1, 2010; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (2)
A Moroccan emigre and business owner, Hassan Samrhouni has been a good-will ambassador in Washington D.C. for two decades. "We try to empower our community and teach them they can do anything," he says.
By Andrea Useem | June 17, 2010; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (8)
Ted Kennedy's response to threats on this life, not to mention his own self-inflicted tragedies such as the Chappaquiddick drowning, may have spurred his success as a leader.
By Andrea Useem | June 16, 2010; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)
Leaders provide us with that intangible benefit that flight attendants give us: a feeling of safety. They are the queen bees that keep the hive together, and It's something we notice most when it's not there.
By Ian Saleh | May 14, 2010; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (15)
Rwandan president Paul Kagame has built effective modern institutions on top of traditional values, leading his country into a much-needed era of prosperity.
By Andrea Useem | February 26, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (19)
The newly published National Leadership Index shows Americans only trust leaders who are competent and service-oriented -- two areas where they say many leaders are falling short.
By Andrea Useem | November 2, 2009; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (8)
Research shows that leaders who exercise regularly -- no matter their level of body fat -- are considered more effective than those who don't. Here are seven tips for integrating exercise into your life as a leader.
By Andrea Useem | August 7, 2009; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (12)