Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

I just attended my 50-year reunion in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We exchanged life updates, hugs, contact information and old memories — some of which were even true. But it was not a high school or college reunion, as Continue reading Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

Leaders on Leadership: Jeff Jacobson, BS ’81

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The Xerox CEO discusses company culture, leadership and family values Every year, we print 50 trillion pages — with Xerox and CEO Jeff Jacobson, BS ’81, standing at the forefront of the document technology and digital printing industry. Since taking Continue reading Leaders on Leadership: Jeff Jacobson, BS ’81

Failure: friend or foe to your personal brand? You decide.

“Be flawsome!” This was keynote speaker Erik Qualman’s directive at a recent conference I attended. “Fail fast. Fail forward. Fail better,” he stressed. His message is a great one, but it is easier said than done for most of us Continue reading Failure: friend or foe to your personal brand? You decide.

Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala

What does it mean to be a leader? Most people associate leadership with a position of power and influence. Others think if someone has an important title or role, that person must be a strong leader. Before she had any Continue reading Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala

Gender differences in leadership — and how managers can combat stereotypes

“I don’t think gender differences in leadership exist in the real world anymore. I personally work with a lot of women leaders.” Last year, five undergraduates helped me with a research project investigating gender differences in leader emergence, or the Continue reading Gender differences in leadership — and how managers can combat stereotypes

The curious case of business ethics — and why nobody can quite agree

Several years before I returned to graduate school to earn my PhD, I was an upper-level manager for a well-known international company that had just completed a corporate management change and was beginning to restructure. A rumor was circulating in Continue reading The curious case of business ethics — and why nobody can quite agree