Archive: Joanne B. Ciulla
From the point of view of leadership, not politics, the president's speech did several things right...
By Joanne B. Ciulla | January 26, 2011; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (1)
I think the Republicans have always known that once the universal health care genie is out of the bottle, it will be hard to get it back in.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | March 23, 2010; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (1)
Palin makes her audience feel good about themselves, but most importantly, she makes them want her as their leader.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | February 10, 2010; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (21)
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; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (2)
Military leaders face the challenge of deploying and bringing home fighters who are still decent human beings.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | November 6, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)
Leaders like President Obama are under enough pressure as it is without winning a prize that places the hopes of the world on their shoulders.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | October 13, 2009; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)
U.S. leaders need to sit down and patiently try to lay out a broad framework for trade and cooperation with Iran.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | September 29, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (6)
Wall Street often equates people who know how to earn high wages with people who know how to lead.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | September 16, 2009; 06:59 AM ET | Comments (4)
At this point, President Obama should be fighting the public fear of health-care reform - not using fear to discipline his party.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | August 21, 2009; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (10)
G.K Chesterton wrote there are three ways to enjoy leisure: "The first is being allowed to do something. The second is being allowed to do anything and the third (and perhaps most rare and precious) is being allowed to do nothing."
By Joanne B. Ciulla | August 13, 2009; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (0)
After the excitement of running for vice president, the trauma of ethics investigations, the attacks on her family, and the difficulties of running a state in hard times, being a governor just isn't fun anymore.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | July 7, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (2)
The public is more willing to forgive political leaders' love affairs than their indiscretions on the job. They are like us - fallible human beings - but unlike us, we entrust them to look after the common good.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | July 1, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (1)
President Bush understood the meaning of the inauguration ceremony -- a handing over to power -- and what that means for criticizing the next president. Apparently, Vice President Cheney did not.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | May 13, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (4)
Aristotle said that the goal of the liberal arts is to educate people on how to make choices in a free society. He did not advocate leadership "training," which, if you think about it, is really an oxymoron.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | April 22, 2009; 01:31 PM ET | Comments (1)
Smiles are a good start, but nothing beats gaining trust and respect when it comes to developing a productive working relationship, which is what Obama accomplished on this trip.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | April 6, 2009; 06:44 PM ET | Comments (6)
GM categorizes its leaders as "finance guys" and "car guys" (engineers). Maybe GM needs another leader category, such as a cheerleader/salesman like Lee Iacocca to restore confidence in the company.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | April 1, 2009; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)
This economic crisis offers an important chance to rethink the value and pay of leaders in all areas, and organizations might be able to end the pay arms race that has not always given us leaders with the values that we want for our organizations and institutions.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | March 17, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (2)
The most humane thing that employers can do when they downsize or go out of business is also the most obvious: Help employees find new work, as Circuit City is doing.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | February 10, 2009; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
Leaders get into ethical trouble when their sense of being "special" leads them to believe they are exempt from the social and moral constraints placed on everyone else.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | February 3, 2009; 02:01 PM ET | Comments (4)
American business leaders have tended to think of employees as disposable, not recyclable, commodities. If an employee stops "working right," they throw him or her out and get a new person.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | January 26, 2009; 03:50 PM ET | Comments (1)
What does Obama want from the American people and what does he promise them? The answer so far: Hard work.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | January 22, 2009; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)
I credit President Bush with hastening the demise of the "stale, pale, male" image of leaders in America, particularly in appointing Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as Secretaries of State.
By Joanne B. Ciulla | January 6, 2009; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (3)