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Lessons from Shackelton

Exploring the great adventurer's leadership journey Read More


Bono's journey has lessons for leaders from all walks of life Read More

Rachel Carson: From Calm Leadership, Lasting Change Read More

Gotta Keep Going

Staying on the path can be difficult Read More

Lincoln's School of Management

Nancy discusses President Lincoln’s lessons for business leaders. Read More

How You Show Up (Video)

How leaders show up matters a great deal. Whether you are giving a speech, sitting in a meeting, walking down the hallway, standing in line at Starbucks for your morning coffee, or glancing at your iPhone during dinner with your kids, all eyes are on you.

Feeding and Watering (Video)

In today’s business world, turbulence is the new normal. We juggle tight deadlines, growing client demands, urgent employee needs and unforeseen crises. Often, we become overwhelmed by external responsibilities – taking care of our work, team and organization before taking care of ourselves.

Great Men, great pay? Why CEO compensation is sky high.

Why are so many chief executive compensation packages so outrageous? And why do they continue to roar ahead of most workers’ pay?

Nancy and Iris

Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn is a regular Open Mic guest on Boston Public Radio. In recent weeks, Koehn intimated to BPR cohosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan that she’s a poet, and promised to read a poem on the show. The poem she read is called “Nancy and Iris.”

Racing to Win: Leadership Lessons from the Conquest of the South Pole (Part Two)

In the second part of this series, I explore the leadership lessons from the race to the South Pole between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott.

Racing to Win: How Two Antarctic Adventurers Lead Very Different Expeditions (Part One)

In the first of this two-part series, I recount the thrilling 1911-1912 race to the South Pole between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott.

The road to America leads through Gettysburg

All roads to our America lead through Gettysburg. To this day, the Gettysburg Address continues to shape who we are as a people and as a nation.

The Brain—and Soul—of Capitalism

Some executives still take a Friedmanesque view, but most accept social and civic responsibilities as indispensable to doing good business; their enterprises won’t survive if those responsibilities are ignored.

Lincoln’s School of Management

The legacy of Abraham Lincoln hangs over every American president. To free a people, to preserve the Union, “to bind up the nation’s wounds”: Lincoln’s presidency, at a moment of great moral passion in the country’s history, is a study in high-caliber leadership.

For Obama, Where Has Lincoln Gone?

President Barack Obama inherits the very serious challenge of trying to reunite a divided nation in which political paralysis has seemingly become the frustrating and often destructive new normal. It’s a tall order, but history tells us this problem is not insurmountable.