Archive: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010
Take JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis as a model: He met often with his advisers but left no doubt he was making the decisions.
By Yash Gupta | March 5, 2010; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (0)
They call it public life for a reason. If you have a vice, share it -- we'll find out about it anyways.
By Robert Goodwin | March 4, 2010; 11:07 PM ET | Comments (1)
The leaders most in danger of becoming dependent on an advisor are the ones who believe they don't need any advice.
By Michael Maccoby | March 4, 2010; 2:54 PM ET | Comments (3)
Films and females have gone together since the beginning of the movie business. It's just that even now Hollywood wants women in front of the camera rather than behind it.
By Barbara Kellerman | March 4, 2010; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (11)
President Bush should have learned a lesson from Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' and gotten rid of Karl Rove.
By Ken Adelman | March 4, 2010; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (7)
The first test of any leader's abilities is in deciding whose knowledge, experience, and judgment to take into account.
By Mickey Edwards | March 4, 2010; 6:26 AM ET | Comments (1)
Behind the thinly veiled trick, the puppet has no voice. Self-aware leaders continually search for, and use, their own voice.
By Coro Fellows | March 4, 2010; 4:43 AM ET | Comments (1)
Shouldn't we be less concerned about the smoking president and more concerned with the smoking gun that indicates that our leaders are breaking the public trust?
By Juana Bordas | March 3, 2010; 2:02 PM ET | Comments (0)
Says Google CEO Eric Schmidt: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
By Amy M. Wilkinson | March 3, 2010; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (14)
How do we know what's real and what's artificial? A sly peek at a leader's vices helps make them real people.
By Donald Kettl | March 3, 2010; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)
We are all human beings and these "little vices" are not impacting their work.
By Marshall Goldsmith | March 3, 2010; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)
"It's foolish to make compromise a bad word, or to even suggest that people of principle don't compromise. You compromise to accomplish what you think are the most important things."
By Andrea Useem | March 3, 2010; 6:17 AM ET | Comments (2)
Perhaps by having his temper exposed, Brown has been revealed as passionately pursuing an agenda which the public understands.
By Michael Maccoby | March 2, 2010; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (1)
The president would do well to say, "Look, I smoke now and then, but I know it's unhealthy, and I'm working hard to quit."
By Yash Gupta | March 2, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)
Our next great leaders will dare to be flawed and that, in part, is why people will follow them.
By Martin Davidson | March 2, 2010; 5:45 AM ET | Comments (3)
I am not an supporter of most of President Obama's policies, but I wish him every success in fighting the habit.
By Slade Gorton | March 2, 2010; 5:31 AM ET | Comments (0)
Pay less attention to the vice and more attention to the disparity between who leaders pretends to be and what they actually do in real life.
By Alan M. Webber | March 2, 2010; 5:15 AM ET | Comments (69)
As Winston Churchill, himself no stranger to brandy and cigars, once quipped about someone he knew: "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
By John Baldoni | March 2, 2010; 5:07 AM ET | Comments (1)
Honesty for leaders is still the best policy. Because if they don't talk about it first, someone else will bring it up.
By Coro Fellows | March 2, 2010; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
At a very basic level, trustworthy leaders are those whose actions are consistent with their words
By Gail S. Williams | March 1, 2010; 2:36 PM ET | Comments (3)
People around the world struggle everyday with habits that they cannot break, and we all lose control over our emotions at times.
By Scott DeRue | March 1, 2010; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (0)
I don't think it is easy for those of us who have never smoked to understand the grip that nicotine gets on smokers.
By John H. Cochran, MD | March 1, 2010; 2:26 PM ET | Comments (0)
In fact, people don't trust "perfect."
By Carol Kinsey Goman | March 1, 2010; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)
In an age of transparency, it is not possible to hide these personal habits, so far better to be straightforward and honest about them.
By Howard Gardner | March 1, 2010; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Canadians and Canadian athletes have been wildly energized setting Winter Olympic history in winning gold medals, and that wouldn't have happened with the "Own the Podium" strategy. have happened without setting the Own the Podium goal.
By Roger Martin | March 1, 2010; 6:10 AM ET | Comments (17)