Executive Leadership

What will be your legacy? Strong leadership is critical to the success of any enterprise, and the most powerful leadership styles are value-based. Effective leaders use everyday actions to model the traits that reflect the values of their organizations. By leading through example, leaders can improve employee engagement and retention, customer satisfaction, and bottom-line profitability. Successfully model your vision and others will follow.

Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shares his perspective on effective leadership, based on the lessons he has learned over the course of his 35-year career in the technology industry.

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Scaling Up Excellence

Scaling is never quick and easy—it takes daily dirty work to make it happen, and even then it’s a ground war that can go on for years. Ultimately, you can’t win unless you scale up in excellence as you scale up in size. In other words, what got you here is not what is going to get you there.

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Leadership Lessons from the Gridiron

Giving us glimpses of his experience on the field—from ignominious interceptions to come-from-behind wins—with self-deprecating humor and passion for the game, Steve Young shares his lifelong takeaways.

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How to Think Like a Start-Up Leader

Steve Blank explains why the innovation process is so difficult in larger organizations and shares tools and processes that successful start-ups use to drive innovation.

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The Values-Based Leader

Practical advice on how to lead while staying true to your moral compass. Values-based leadership is possible for anyone to achieve, at any point in a career, by adhering to four guiding principles of behavior.

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Strategy and the Purpose-Driven Leader

In the past 25 years, thousands of articles have been written about strategy, but virtually none about the leadership vital for doing it well. Strategy has been transformed from an art to a science—but science alone is not enough. Cynthia Montgomery makes the case for bringing people back into the equation.

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Authentic Leadership

Vision is important in a leader, but vision is derivative. Before you can articulate a vision that is meaningful, you have to understand an organization, its people and culture, and the broader landscape.

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Good Boss, Bad Boss

Great bosses are self-obsessed—but not for egotistical reasons. The best are those who understand their people’s opinions of them and what it’s like to work for them.

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Three Keys to Becoming a Great Leader

Susan Packard’s three keys to great leadership: leaders are connected, leaders keep their organizations fresh, and leaders show courage. Easier said than done?

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Reinventing the Way We Do Business

An insightful interview in which Ed Whitacre shares, vividly, leadership lessons learned and the core management principles that catapulted him to 17 years as chairman and CEO of AT&T and, temporarily lured out of retirement, as chairman and CEO of General Motors Co.

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