Best-Practices Leadership

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Bringing CEO pay back to earth

June 14, 2017
A better future for America includes a retooling of the CEO pay machine that now includes salary, stock, options, “non-equity incentives” and other perks—in other words, a machine out of sync with employee compensation.

Outside-the-box thinking? So passé!

June 9, 2017
Perhaps you’ve heard that innovators think “outside the box.” That’s old news. Given the complex interconnectedness of today’s economy—and technology’s ever-expanding reach—there’s a new way to approach innovative thinking.

A real nice problem to have

June 6, 2017
What keeps Elon Musk up at night is not futuristic at all. It’s the overstuffed parking lot outside his office window.

Why aren’t you celebrating failure?

May 26, 2017
Most leaders like to celebrate success. But if you want employees to innovate, think about the benefits of celebrating failure, too. After all, no less sweat, toil or creative energy goes into major projects that don’t happen to pan out.

Churn your creativity 24/7

April 19, 2017
For Ramin Djawadi, the composer of “Game of Thrones,” the hit TV show, the creative process never shuts off.

Weigh 4 factors to wow buyers

April 4, 2017
Alberto Alessi analyzed the 300 projects he had led up to that point in his career. His goal was to identify what elements contributed to his most successful innovations. He isolated four.

Why can’t we be friends?

March 9, 2017
It’s counterintuitive, but CEOs who befriend their rivals may do better than those who don’t.

3 rules make the company endure

March 6, 2017
A great company needs to be stellar but it also must hang in the heavens long enough to prove it’s more than a comet.

John Glenn’s deferred dream

February 10, 2017
Even true leaders sometimes have their dreams deferred.

Ask the edible spoon guy about patience

February 4, 2017
When you hit rock bottom, it’s tempting to cut your losses and give up, to drag out plan B and settle for something different than success. But resilient leaders find that perseverance pays off.
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