When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long.

Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers. Very few understand why or how to prevent it. [click to continue…]

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071: Lead Like A Rock Star | with Ruth Blatt

by Joe Sherwood on January 9, 2014

Lead like a RockstarRuth Blatt has a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan and taught Entrepreneurship to MBAs at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has been writing about the social science behind rock n’ roll music and interviewing dozens of bands, managers, and other industry professionals for a book about teamwork lessons from rock bands. She has written about rock n’ roll for The Atlantic and Psychology Today. She also has blogs for Forbes, Psychology Today and Wired.

Using her expertise in Organizational Behavior, Ruth Blatt analyzes the complex processes that explain why bands stay together (or fall apart), and stay creative (or stagnate).

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