Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything

I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades. I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I'm far from the player I wish I were. I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. . . .

6 Invisible Secrets to Fostering Your Creativity

When IBM recently polled 1,500 CEOs across 60 countries, they rated creativity as the most important leadership competency. Eighty percent of the CEOs said the business environment is growing so complex that it literally demands new ways of thinking. Less than 50 percent said they believed their o. . .

Six Secrets to Creating a Culture of Innovation

When IBM recently polled 1500 CEOs across 60 countries, they rated creativity as the most important leadership competency. 

Eighty percent of the CEOs said the business environment is growing so complex that it literally demands new ways of thinking. Less than 50 percent said they believed their. . .

Savoring Your Time

I've just rented a house for five weeks near the beach.  It was my wife Deborah's idea.  At first, I thought I'd work in my office in New York during the week and come out here Thursday nights for long weekends. 

But Deborah is planning to stay here for the full five weeks. I've been working reall. . .

Tony Hayward is the Identified Patient

In psychology, the term "identified patient" refers to a family member — often a child or a teenager — who gets scapegoated for behavior that is actually just a predictable response to dealing with an unhealthy family. 

Tony Hayward is BP's identified patient. He did want his privileged, aris. . .