Traits That Drive Great Leaders

Leaders in business and government often have a number of personality traits and behaviors that contribute to their greatness. Some leaders inspire an entire generation, like Steve Jobs. Franklin Roosevelt reinvigorated the U.S. during the Great Depression, and JFK is considered by many to be one of the greatest Presidents we’ve ever had, eve...

Choosing a President Objectively (In an Ideal World)

Presidential candidates come from all walks of life and bring a variety of experiences to the campaign trail. Some are great debaters. Others give rousing speeches. Even physical appearance can make a difference to some voters. With so much variability (not to mention campaign spin!), how can voters find an easy and objective way to compa...

What If We Treated the Presidency Like Any Other Job?

The race for President is nearing the end but, as always, the media, head-to-head debates, and crafty campaign managers have made it difficult for voters to know fact from fiction. When it really comes down to it, what characteristics and traits truly matter in a President? And how are we supposed to know if each candidate possesses those...

HR and the Election

HR Morning recently completed an email survey revealing how HR professionals view the two presidential candidates and the most pressing issues impacting HR. Take a look (our thanks to HR Morning for the infographic):...

Blending Business and Government Leadership

Business and government can’t be separated. When Congress was at a standoff during the debt ceiling crisis in 2011, 300 business executives signed an open letter posted in The Wall Street Journal to encourage...