Leadership Qualities

It IS Rocket Science

You’ve likely already heard of Elon Musk, but if you haven’t, this won’t be the last time you’ll see his name. As CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX, Musk helped lead the organization to becoming the first commercial company in history to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth’s orbit. As recent as 2012, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial ...

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Leadership Qualities of Leon Leonwood Bean

After 45 years, Chairman of LL Bean, Leon Gorman, has stepped down from his role at the organization. His grandfather and founder of the organization, Leon Leonwood Bean would surely be proud of the company’s growth in recent decades under Leon Gorman’s leadership. Great leaders are often developed through following the examples of influential leaders before them. Such is the case of Leon ...

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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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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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Leadership Qualities of Shirley Temple

Anyone can be a leader and the forms their impact may take can vary. Little Shirley Temple proved that at the bubbling young age of three when she began starring in Hollywood films. As a child star, she became a role model for optimism who impacted children and adults around the world. For her on-screen accomplishments, she was awarded a special child’s ...

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Bono’s Bad For Business

Within the music industry, some might argue that Bono’s political and philanthropic campaigning might hurt his rock star image and be bad for business. But we think Bono is great for business, in any field. We could talk about his popularity or his band, U2. We could talk about his music which has infiltrated modern culture, leaving lyrics like “with or ...

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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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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Qualities

Yesterday on Blog Talk Radio, Center for Work Life held a live trivia session called How has EI helped an entertainment mogul emerge and explode? We discussed a globally recognized entertainment businesswomen and how that individual built her success on emotional intelligence. Though the chat was designed to be a guessing game, feel free to check it out for some extra information you ...

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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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