“Digital Ready” - It’s All About the Mindsets

By Dan Burrier and Julie Hussain

In the new digital world in which we live, two management questions arise: How do I lead and manage teams of people for whom digital is as natural as breathing oxygen when the tools, models and practices of this world may be newer and more foreign to me? Or, how do I lead people who just don't get digital? From the perspective of our research and teachings at IPL, the answer to these opposite and complementary questions is the same: mindsets. Learn More

Topics: Self-Mastery, Trust

Diversity is Not Enough in an Increasingly VUCA World

By Dan Burrier and Hitendra Wadhwa

Experts tell us that to succeed in our VUCA world, leaders must be more than just experts – they must be agile, quick, innovative, collaborative, decisive, adaptive and creative. But even this list is missing two critical qualities. Meet diversity and inclusion, powerful allies for leadership in an ever-changing world. Read More


Purpose - Mightier than the Perk

By Julie Hussain

When it comes to talent management and retention, conventional wisdom tells us that the employee experience is paramount. Yet, most organizations continue to struggle with successfully engaging employees by focusing on tangible or extrinsic rewards. Is it possible we’ve been thinking about perks all wrong? Find Out Why

Date - 2017.11.14

The Power of the Pause

By Dan Burrier and Petra Nemeth

How many times have you replayed a difficult conversation and realized it could have gone another way if you had simply taken a moment to stop and think? With the power of the Pause Button, you no longer have to wonder “what if…?” Learn Why


Why are so many leaders failing today?

By Dan Burrier

In an era where leaders seem to be constantly falling from grace, the big question we need to answer is: In the long run, what does it take for a leader to stay on top of their game? Learn More


The Power of Prep

By Hitendra Wadhwa

In today's world, there's a sense that great managers have an inherent ability to “do it all.” At IPL, our research shows that this is a myth. So what's the secret to becoming a high performer? Learn More


Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

By Hitendra Wadhwa

Each year, nearly 90% of people who set New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. How can you buck this trend rather than become yet another statistic of surrender? Professor Hitendra Wadhwa explores the process of discarding old habits and forming new ones that endure. Learn How

Topics: Habit, Change, Growth

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

By Hitendra Wadhwa

At his memorial service in 2011, each attendee received a gift that had been handpicked by Steve Jobs himself before he passed. Through this last act, Jobs shared a critical text that had shaped his journey to realization and actualization. Who was the mysterious yogi behind this tour de force and what were his teachings? Learn More


Lessons in Leadership: How George Washington Surrendered His Ambitions (and Won Big)

By Hitendra Wadhwa

We've been conditioned to believe that ambition and surrender are foes. But what if we thought of them as friends? Through the journey of an American hero, George Washington, we learn how surrender can fuel remarkable success. Learn More


Nelson Mandela and the Evolution of Great Leaders

By Hitendra Wadhwa

Nelson Mandela's ascension from being a political prisoner doing hard manual labor to becoming the first democratically elected President of South Africa is the stuff that dreams are made of. But that's only his outer journey. His inner journey, as a leader and a human being, is equally compelling. Learn More


What Would Winston Do?

By Hitendra Wadhwa

In 1940, a war-weary Britain was on the verge of capitulation. Learn how Churchill turned it around—and what lessons you can take from this pivotal moment in history. Read More


Lessons in Leadership: How Lincoln Became America's Greatest President

By Hitendra Wadhwa

What made Lincoln great wasn’t simply his strengths, but rather how he harnessed those strengths for the right purpose. Find Out More


How Heroes Inspire You to Be Your Best

By Hitendra Wadhwa

When studying the lives of great leaders—their actions, thoughts, choices, struggles, failures, and triumphs— we unconsciously internalize their life-lessons and start applying those findings in our own lives. This can help us be our best selves everyday without us even realizing it. Discover How


Why We All Need Heroes

By Hitendra Wadhwa

Most of us do not realize how powerful it can be to have the right heroes in life and leadership. And so we miss out on a powerful opportunity to acquire the courage, wisdom and strength we need to pursue our dreams. Learn More


The Wrath of a Great Leader

By Hitendra Wadhwa

Average leaders focus on results, and that's it. Good leaders focus also on the behaviors that will get the results. But as this article reveals, great leaders like Martin Luther King focus on the emotions that will drive the right behavior. Learn More


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Topics: Self-Mastery, Trust