omni
iafc
The trickle-down effect of good (and bad) leadership
The trickle-down effect of good (and bad) leadership
We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego's James Fowler and Harvard's Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25...
How to develop confidence as a leader
How to develop confidence as a leader
As people, we sometimes find ourselves in situations that leave us feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. As leaders, that's pretty much a constant. You know what I'm talking about. It could be something positive — maybe speaking to a large crowd, lau...
How leaders can let go without losing control
How leaders can let go without losing control
Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same. What's noteworthy in these murmurati...
Are you sure your maintenance checks are current?
Are you sure your maintenance checks are current?
What's cheaper — fighting a fire or preventing one? While the answer is obvious, the same line of reasoning somehow seems to elude fire departments when it comes to maintenance of their apparatus and equipment. Why? In part, it's because of the p...
4 secrets to CEO productivity
4 secrets to CEO productivity
The executives you see on the cover of Forbes magazine didn't make it on a fluke. They made it there with a combination of hard work and productive habits. People are amazed to hear that top executives like Bill Gates take out an hour to read daily no ...
Calibrated trust: The undeniable value of professional skepticism
Calibrated trust: The undeniable value of professional skepticism
I have this natural tendency to want to trust everybody. I know that's not good, so I have to fight that tendency, especially as a leader in the business world. Fortunately, (way, way back in 1982) I started my career as a CPA and auditor, and I learne...