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Curing mid-level syndrome

While a promotion may be far off, it's likely that when it finally arrives it will be accompanied by increased responsibility. Many newly promoted managers wing it; they haven't given a lot of thought to what leadership means and how to effectively wield their new-found influence. This lack of forethought, combined with the intoxicating effect of power, can lead to downright disastrous results.

By Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl | November 18, 2010; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

Five ways to better lead virtual teams

With more and more people telecommuting and/or managing groups across borders and seas, let's take a look at some resources that bring out the best in long distance leaders.

By Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl | August 2, 2010; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five videos for the modern leader

Video is now a mainstay on the web, but finding informative and entertaining clips can be a painstaking process. While there are thousands to choose from, we've gathered up five videos that we think all leaders will be better for watching.

By Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl | June 28, 2010; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Breaking down communication barriers

Failure to ensure the free flow of information is not a communication problem; it is a failure of execution. Here are five steps to improve communication among national security agencies.

By John Baldoni | January 4, 2010; 04:50 PM ET | Comments (3)

Seven New Year's resolutions for better leadership

Here are seven resolutions to deepen and improve your leadership, not just for your own sake but for the sake of those you lead.

By Francie Dalton | December 31, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (10)

The greatest gift

When my father lost his job -- and came up smiling -- he taught me the value of resilience. Here are five leaders today who are walking the talk of good leadership.

By Carol Kinsey Goman | December 22, 2009; 05:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

Mastering the three "I's" of storytelling

We know good communication means great storytelling. So how to make it happen? Master the three "I's" of engaging your audience.

By Allen Schoer | December 10, 2009; 05:55 AM ET | Comments (24)

From CEO to Chief Story Teller: Part one, the challenge

Allen Schoer is founder and CEO of The TAI Group, a boutique consulting firm pioneering new directions in executive leadership and organizational change. If CEO was ever a revered position, worthy of respect, that time is gone. In our...

By Allen Schoer | December 3, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (31)

What business leaders can teach government

Business leaders more or less caused our current financial crisis, but government alone is not the solution. Business at its best -- pragmatic, results-oriented -- can teach government how to be more effective.

By John Baldoni | November 24, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (5)

The audacity to delegate

As a Senate candidate, Barack Obama had to learn to back off and trust his campaign staff, according to David Plouffe's new book. Here are three questions leaders can ask themselves to prevent micro-management.

By John Baldoni | November 12, 2009; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

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