Executives Leaders

Alex Gorsky’s Leadership Qualities

His name is Alex Gorsky and he fills his spare time with normal activities like running. He eats, he sleeps and he’s human, even though he’s the leader of a company with 117,900 employees. It’s easy to idolize people like Alex Gorsky who lead successful organizations like Johnson & Johnson. But anyone can be an impactful leader, whether they run a ...

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Leadership Qualities of Vint Cerf

Vinton Cerf is considered one of the “fathers of the internet.” He has served as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google since 2005. He previously worked at the US Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Agency and has been a faculty member at Stanford University. He’s most frequently acknowledged for his technological accomplishments and business savvy. But, Vint Cerf’s ...

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Mary Barra’s Leadership

Mary Barra is the highest ranking woman in the automotive industry. She is the newest CEO of GM and in 2005 she appeared on the list of 100 leading women in the auto industry, by Automotive News (Business Week). These facts are just a glimpse at her success. Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times describes Mary: “When she starts her new gig ...

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Leadership Qualities of Jeff Bezos

Smile from A to Z. Did you know that’s the design concept behind Amazon’s logo? It’s intended to signify that Amazon is willing to deliver everything to everyone, anywhere in the world. It’s about providing the best care to customers, and that is a value instilled by Amazon CEO Jeffery P. Bezos. Beyond sparking smiles across the world, Bezos has ...

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Bonnie and Clyde: Actions Excusable?

Management Monday… Managing Leadership Change Glenn Llopis recently contributed an article for Forbes entitled Eight Clear Signs It’s Time To Make A Leadership Change. In this piece, Llopis describes meeting with leaders of a long established brand, and being alarmed by the immaturity and general lack of leadership ability displayed by the team. The informative articles goes on to list eight ...

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Leadership Qualities of Shari Arison

Shari Arison is one of Israel’s richest women and is ranked 200 on the Forbes list of wealthiest people in the world. While those facts are staggering, it is not her bank account that makes her admirable, but her vision and leadership. Having been awarded an honorary degree from George Mason University, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) award, and the 2013 Green Globe Award, Shari is ...

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Ugly Sweater Boss

The holidays can certainly be a time of stress for employees who struggle to balance the workload with added holiday responsibilities. However, the holidays also offer a time to rejuvenate employees by celebrating and empowering them (since their happiness and performance are crucial to the bottom line). “Companies that effectively appreciate employee value enjoy a return on equity and assets more than tripled that experienced by ...

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Guess the Negotiation Wizard…

Recently, Center for Work Life addressed the topic of Leader Negotiation Skills on Blog Talk Radio. We explained the correlation between emotional intelligence, negotiation and conflict resolution. In discussing this topic, we also presented clues regarding an individual who is known for strong negotiation skills. If you missed this Blog Talk Radio chat, you can listen below. So, which leader did we use as an example ...

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Anchorman and Leader Negotiation Skills

EI & Conflict Resolution: Leader Negotiation Skills The movie Anchorman charmed movie watchers when it was released in 2004. Though approached from a comedic standpoint, it touched on topics like women in business and workplace conflict. Everyone laughed when Ron and Veronica hit each other with rude remarks in the movie, but demeaning comments between employees are far too common in the ...

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Donald Trump Or Donald Duck?

Leadership Qualities Donald Trump Could Adopt Center for Work Life has a monthly theme that interlaces through our publications and media content. This month’s theme is conflict resolution in emotional intelligence, which brings us to Donald Trump. We all know Trump isn’t known for flattery or empathy; conflict resolution and emotional intelligence are opposites of his skill set. He has even said “when somebody challenges ...

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