Tag Archives: leadership

Harvard: Coaching Matters!

Amy Cuddy, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman at Harvard Business School are leaders in applying new research in neuroscience to the business of organizational leadership.  The evidence that Zenger and Folkman summarize in the blog post below reinforces Cuddy’s finding, discussed … Continue reading

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Leadership Matters: Transformational Leadership Can Enhance Emotional Health for Police Officers

Here is a new study that suggests a strong relationship between effective leadership and the long-term health and wellness of police personnel. “An empirical investigation of high-risk occupations: Leader influence on employee stress and burnout among police,”  Lisa M. Russell, School of Business, Indiana … Continue reading

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Who Pays When Situational Values Win?

The article below on GM’s response to a very apparent problem with ignition switches in thousands of its cars is yet another lesson in what happens when situational values trump core values. US Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx said that … Continue reading

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Quick, where is the anti-toxin?

Toxic leadership poisons organizations.  Every agency has at least one in the middle or senior echelons.  Check out this thoughtful piece from Neil Levine of the National Defense University on ways to think about solutions. Neil A. Levine teaches strategic … Continue reading

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A Lesson from a Leadership Moment Lost

The Boston Globe Sports page today has a good read (as usual), a “where are they now?” story about the players in the Boston College basketball point shaving scandal in the late 1970’s. Buried in the story is a lesson … Continue reading

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Two Ethical Decision-making Case Studies in Sports Illustrated

The March 10, 2014 edition of SI has two stories that make for good thinking fodder on the matter of ethical judgements by leaders. One issue has been around forever. Author Kostya Kennedy revisits the question of Should-Pete-Rose-Be-Eligible-for-the-Hall-of-Fame. (My call: … Continue reading

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Leadership Principles of Our Greatest Pragmatist, or WWLD.

This is from the review section of the Saturday Wall Street Journal, published Feb. 15, 2014.  I find Richard Brookhiser’s writing about US presidents to be informative and entertaining.  Here’s a breezy take on Lincoln’s leadership. ____________________________ What Would Lincoln … Continue reading

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