How did a young man from Cocoa Beach, Fla.—a place not known as a surfing haven—become the greatest surfer of all time? Luck? No, unbelievable drive and determination.
Actor Michael J. Fox, 30 years old when he began dealing with Parkinson’s disease, has now written three best-selling books and raised $285 million for Parkinson’s research as well as continuing his acting career. His life offers three ways to continue leading despite adversity.
Strong leaders muscle their way forward. But strength alone isn’t enough. You need to know when to push and when to pull to win over followers. Here’s how.
The victories we’ve achieved in life, says Dr. Alex Lickerman of the University of Chicago, represent more than simply our accomplishments. They provide evidence of our ability to win, which, when we call on it, can steel us against the despair that tempts us when we face obstacles.
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If you use no other social media, you still need LinkedIn to help manage your professional life. Surveys show professional participation at more than 80%. But the pros say a lot of us are doing it wrong.
Even though Atul Gawande is at the top of his profession—he’s a leading surgeon, journalist and winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant—he knows he’s capable of improving his professional performance. That’s why he hired a coach.
“I have a theory that burnout is about resentment,” Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer says. “And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful. I tell people: Find your rhythm."
Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to serve as a cadet wing commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the academy’s first female Rhodes Scholar, has been nominated to become its first female superintendent.
The “H” factor, missing from most models of personality such as Myers-Briggs, refers to honesty and humility. It’s part of a model developed more than a decade ago by two Canadian psychology professors immersed in the “Big Five” personality traits.