Leadership Articles

How We Gain Power And Influence: Science’s Surprising Answer

In the late 19th Century, British historian, Lord Acton, famously asserted that “power corrupts.” And we surely needn’t look too deeply within business, politics and every day life to find examples that validate this timeless truth. But new research from U.C. Berkeley...

A Quote From Maya Angelou Predicted The Future Of Workplace Leadership

Late poet, Maya Angelou famously observed that “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Her great kernel of truth here is that human beings are far more influenced by feelings than by...

Here’s Why Bill Gates Calls Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now” The Greatest Book He’s Ever Read

As I started reading Steven Pinker’s new bestseller, Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism And Progress, I must admit I was curious to learn why Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, called it the greatest book he’s ever read. And after making it through...

Ancient Chinese Philosophers Teach Harvard Students A Modern Way To Think

One of the most popular classes at Harvard University today is a deep dive into the wisdom of the great Chinese philosophers, scholars who lived over 2,000 years ago. We all know their names – Confucius, Mencius, Zhangzi and Lao Tzu – Eastern sages who devoted their...