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Leading in the 21st Century

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Lead at your best

April 2014—Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.more

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Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Shell’s Ann Pickard

June 2014—After building a career in Africa, Australia, and now the Arctic, the Royal Dutch Shell executive vice president has developed core leadership principles to safeguard employees and the environment.more

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Wharton’s Adam Grant on the key to professional success

June 2014—The author of Give and Take explains why generosity in the workplace continues to be more effective than selfishness and why it is critical for personal fulfillment.more

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Richard Edelman on how leaders can regain the public’s trust

April 2014—Trust in public institutions is at record lows—yet people want greater regulation of many industries. According to Edelman president and CEO Richard Edelman, that’s because business leaders must do more to earn the public’s respect.more

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Change leader, change thyself

March 2014—Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.more

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Why leadership-development programs fail

January 2014—Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.more

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Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide

September 2013—Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.more

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘No one can have it all’

April 2013—Coming to terms with that reality is invaluable for women trying to find fulfillment as both great leaders and great parents.more

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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture

April 2013—By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits.more

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Six social-media skills every leader needs

February 2013—Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, how you and your leaders can keep up.more

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