Archive: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010
Fewer resources make all of the basics even more important: focusing on strategy, nurturing talent, insisting on accountability.
By Bill Shore | January 8, 2010; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (0)
You are not alone. Abandon the dangerous delusion that you alone can solve the problem with one wave of the wand.
By Warren Bennis | January 8, 2010; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (0)
If all else fails in motivating your people, follow my wife's advice and give them chocolate!
By Ed O'Malley | January 7, 2010; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (6)
It is direct engagement - not memos, emails and videos - that spawns empowerment and innovation.
By Bill George | January 7, 2010; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)
Highly successful leaders are those with the ability to build teams that can meet and conquer challenges.
By Col. Charles D. Allen | January 6, 2010; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
Employers should not only express their appreciation and debt to employees but also make good on that debt when business improves.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | January 6, 2010; 1:46 PM ET | Comments (2)
Leaders need to be visible, tell the truth, say what they know, and what they don't know, and say it over and over again.
By Deborah Ancona | January 6, 2010; 5:47 AM ET | Comments (0)
Harry Truman got right to the point when he said, "A leader is someone who can get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it."
By Patricia McGinnis | January 6, 2010; 5:42 AM ET | Comments (0)
Managers vastly overestimate the incremental value of additional hires and underestimate the cost.
By Roger Martin | January 6, 2010; 5:32 AM ET | Comments (45)
Assembly-line workers during World War II were highly motivated because they were helping to win the war. The same work in peace time would be boring.
By Michael Maccoby | January 6, 2010; 5:21 AM ET | Comments (3)
People need to feel that the corner will be turned and that conditions won't always be so difficult.
By Yash Gupta | January 5, 2010; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (0)
In a time when external rewards, like bonuses, may be in short supply, internal motivation will be key.
By Coro Fellows | January 5, 2010; 6:20 AM ET | Comments (10)
At Agincourt, Shakespeare's King Henry V motivated his 6,000 exhausted, starving men by binding them together as a group and hitching their efforts to a higher cause.
By Ken Adelman | January 5, 2010; 6:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
Execute, learn, modify, improve, and accelerate.
By John H. Cochran, MD | January 5, 2010; 6:04 AM ET | Comments (0)
If cost cutting wrapped up the last decade, this decade should be launched by innovation, stimulated by the friction of diversity.
By Beth A. Brooke | January 5, 2010; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (1)
Leaders, recognize that the ultimate motivation for your employees and followers comes from inside them - not inside you.
By Marshall Goldsmith | January 5, 2010; 5:53 AM ET | Comments (0)
With increased work and no additional pay, leaders must be creative in finding other ways to reward good employees.
By Bob Schoultz | January 5, 2010; 5:45 AM ET | Comments (0)
Leadership begins with honestly understanding employees' feelings and honoring those concerns with consistent, direct communications.
By Barry Salzberg | January 5, 2010; 5:37 AM ET | Comments (1)
Even the finest Kentucky Derby winner needs food, water, rest and encouragement.
By Alaina Love | January 5, 2010; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (3)
Small to medium-size businesses are carrying the brunt of the recession, and 2010 will continue to be a challenge for most of us.
By Gen. John Batiste (Ret.) | January 4, 2010; 2:36 PM ET | Comments (0)
Soldiers do not fight and die for abstract concepts, but will go to extraordinary lengths for their buddies.
By George Reed | January 4, 2010; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
Hopefully you right-sized your organization last year. Now's the time to focus followers on your common mission.
By Andy Stern | January 4, 2010; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)
If all you want to do is cut costs, then you don't need a leader; you need an accountant.
By Robert Bruner | January 4, 2010; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (9)
At GE we invested more money and time in leadership development as we laid people off.
By Noel M. Tichy | January 4, 2010; 1:05 PM ET | Comments (0)