leadership

Stop Rewarding Win-At-All-Costs Leaders

Winning isn't just about outscoring your opponent or exceeding the next quarter's goals; it's about doing what's in the long-term best interests of all your fellow stakeholders. With some notable exceptions, business leaders are focused only on short-term gains. We need to demand better.

What Middle Class Voters Should Remember in 2012

The U.S. middle class is caught in a vice with falling wages on one side and rising costs on the other. Robert S. Kaplan, author of the business leadership book "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror" suggests five ways that politicians should be responding -- not specific policies, but mindsets that could lead to better ones.

As HP and Apple Show, CEO Succession Planning Is Key

It might be a scandal. Or an illness. Or the CEO could simply quit. Regardless of the cause, major companies can't afford to wait until a sudden crisis dictates the need to find a new CEO. Korn/Ferry's Ana Dutra explains.

Being the Brand: CEOs as Corporate Icons

Colonel Sanders pulled it off, and so has Steve Jobs. Yet few companies allow one individual to represent their brand. Why not? The risks are large, and, well, few CEOs are actually good at it.

How to be a great boss

Employees want to work for someone who they perceive as fair, open, and honest. Those are the qualities most often mentioned in surveys of employees...