College is more than just classes. College-age achievement orientations, including leadership orientation, significantly predicted adult achievement orientations, suggesting the college years as an important period for leadership development. During college, gain...


Take a risk today – leaders are elevated for their ability to go against norms!


To lead or to be liked? Michigan Ross Professor Charleen Case and colleagues uncovered that leaders who are worried about prestige and how others perceive them often make bad decisions at the expense of the group. Experiment with divorcing your own feelings and ego...


Being humble is contagious! Research confirms that team members emulate leaders who show humility, which can enable the team to perform at its highest potential. One way to show humility is by asking for help. Take time this week to experiment with asking for help...


Want to be seen as more charismatic and leader-like? Make sure you are looking into the eyes of the people with whom you’re speaking. Research shows that the frequency and duration of eye contact leads leaders to be seen as more charismatic and...


Want your team to be more proactive? Research shows both directive and empowering leadership increased task proficiency, but only empowering leadership increased proactive behaviors. Empower your teammates for more proactive results!


The findings indicate that lawyers often adopt uncooperative strategies in court to visibly distance themselves from opposing counsel who were once collaborators, highlighting a critical mechanism by which past collaborations can undermine rather than support future...


When communicating a vision to others, use concrete language where there is a good chance each person will imagine the same vision to go with your words.


Practicing empowering leadership has been shown to be positively related to both knowledge sharing and team efficacy, and therefore team performance.


Teams that have 1-2 people offering opposing views on the task at hand perform better. Experiment with a rotating devil’s advocate in your next meeting! Protip: Make sure your devil’s advocate asks great questions and offers unique views (versus just being...


In deciding on how to balance ideation tasks with your team, keep in mind that unless you explicitly orient the team brainstorming sessions towards “effectiveness at what or for whom” it may be more efficient to have team members ideate on their own.


On orienting your organization to compete in the market, and deciding on team systems: multiteam system structures result in more innovative outcomes than an integrated team structure due to paths of communication becoming overloading, and therefore inefficient.