Nixon’s Smoking Gun: Is Lying a Necessary Leadership Skill?

By Shannon Gazze On June 17th, 1972, five burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.  In 2020, we now know they were there at the behest of President Richard M. Nixon based on information obtained from DNC phone taps by G. Gordon Liddy’s Committee to Re-Elect President…

Taking Better Care of Yourself Could Help You Lead Better in 2020

By Andrew Hughes Let’s be honest, leadership is not easy. In fact, effective leadership often requires us to make personal sacrifices, deliver unpopular decisions, and perform consistently under a high level of stress. How do we, as leaders, take care of our own well-being while enduring constant change and giving our best selves to our…

Rhetorical Empathy as a Leadership Tool

By Christine M. Nowik Leaders spend much of their time communicating with others with varying degrees of success (Riggio, Riggio, Salinas, & Cole, 2003). Effective communication is a hallmark of good leadership and is associated with greater employee satisfaction, collaboration, and identification with an organization (Kim & Rhee, 2011), specifically two-way communication that fosters mutual…