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How Much Does Character Matter?

The first major study proves a measurable and significant return.

by Mark Sheffert

Digging A Little Deeper

Engaged leaders and employees truly care about customers instead of simply going through the motions.

The Best Leader: Superman or Clark Kent?

In leadership, looks can be deceiving.

Leadership: The Foundation Of Strategy

Strategy execution will only be as good as an organization’s leadership.

Myths Of Investor Communications

Busting communication myths that hold you back.

Is Influence An Asset Or Liability?

Leaders can throw their muscle around for the good . . . or bad.

The Primacy of Personality

Skills, metrics and strategy aren’t the only substance of leadership.

Irreconcilable Differences

Why do the poorest Americans give more of their income to charity than the rich do?

Your Best Growth May Be Right Under Your Nose

Organic growth requires focus and engaged leadership.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Becoming a purposeful leader requires knowing your identity.

Quitting To Win

Knowing when to toss in the towel is an important characteristic of leadership.

He Said, She Said

Gender-rooted miscommunication is endemic in the workplace, but it doesn’t have to divide your organization.

When The Buck Stops . . . There

Leaders who aren’t accountable ruin organizational trust and performance.

The Value Of Tenured Teams

If your leadership team ain’t broke . . . why change it?

Forget "Gonna" New Year’s Resolutions

A vision statement for your company’s future is more likely to get you there.

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