Leadership Begins at Home

One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is help in foregoing immediate gratification, by setting boundaries for them and by modeling the behavior yourself. 

That's also one of the greatest gifts you can give to those you lead or manage. I got to thinking about all this after reading "Gr. . .

Warning: Your Attention is Under Siege

So I’m watching “Morning Joe” while running on my treadmill this morning and Mika Brezezinski asks her co-host Joe Scarborough a question. He looks at her blankly. This is live television. Then he acknowledges that he was distracted by something that appeared on the iPad on his desk.    . . .

Six Ways Leaders Can Fuel Excellence at Anything

In August, I posted a blog titled "Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything. " Over the subsequent three months it has become one of HBR's most widely read blogs ever.  

The notion that we can be excellent at anything prompted passionate debate. On the one hand, it's empowering and inspiring to . . .

Fueling Positive Emotions in a World Gone Mad

If there is anything this nasty, fear-driven, dispiriting political season has demonstrated, it's that no politician -- Democrat, Republican, or otherwise -- has any compelling solutions to what ails us.  Even as partisan a figure as Jeb Bush is suggesting voters are feeling "disgust with the po. . .