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To build trust with employees, be consistent

Leaders who want to build trust with employees and avoid a retention and recruitment crisis need to walk the talk on culture.

Leading under pressure

Pressure can drive outsized results, but when the stakes are particularly high, it can also become an insurmountable obstacle to performance and achievement. The best way to overcome this hurdle, according to Dane Jensen, CEO of performance consulting firm Third Factor and author of The Power of Pressure, is to lower it by stepping back and analyzing...

Leading under pressure

Pressure can drive outsized results, but when the stakes are particularly high, it can also become an insurmountable obstacle to performance and achievement. The best way to overcome this hurdle, according to Dane Jensen, CEO of performance consulting firm Third Factor and author of The Power of Pressure, is to lower it by stepping back and analyzing...

End your meeting with clear decisions and shared commitment

Too often, meeting participants do the difficult work of diagnosing issues and brainstorming new ideas but don't reap the fruits of their labor because they fail to translate insights into action. To avoid this scenario, leaders need to be thoughtful and deliberate about how they end meetings--ensuring the team walks away with clear decisions and shared...

Are you stuck in a "logic box"?

People often make disastrous decisions because they get caught in what Adam Bryant calls a logic box: a mental construct that supports analytical thinking but obscures the fact that the overall concept is misguided. It can lead CEOs to make terrible business choices.

Business digs deep for sustainability

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have very quickly come to earth. The necessity to deal with climate change and related sustainability issues has assumed a prominent place on CEOs' agendas.

Super Coffee's high-energy disruption

In this Inside the Mind of the CEO interview, Jim DeCicco, chief executive of Super Coffee, discusses how he and his brothers built their startup ready-to-drink coffee company from a dorm room venture to a celebrity-endorsed brand. He explains how he is scaling the company, and shares his plans for future growth.

A Colombian energy company's bold bet on sustainability

In this Inside the Mind of the CEO interview, Juan Ricardo Ortega, chief executive of Colombia-based energy company Grupo Energía Bogotá, discusses how the organization plans to expand its portfolio to include nonconventional renewable energy and increase its presence in Latin America.

Five ways to avoid the pitfalls of binary decisions

Before you make a decision, check how the question is framed to ensure you have all the information you need and have considered all your options.

What it means to be a Human leader

COVID-19 has brought to the fore a different kind of leader who can better empathize with employees and hear their concerns: the Human leader. Building on the archetypes of leadership that James Ashton identified in his book The Nine Types of Leader, the author focuses on what it means to be a Human leader.

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