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Ariel Kramer (left) has seen hundreds of CEOs and entrepreneurs pitch their startups at tech conferences.

I’ve witnessed hundreds of CEOs pitch their startups — here’s how I know which ones are going to succeed

In my decade of experience, I've noticed that the CEOs who have that memorable "wow" factor tend to also have these five traits.

I asked 10 workers to name one thing they admire about their boss, and their answers are a blueprint for good leadership

Their answers reflect what some say are the characteristics of an ideal leader, from having an open-door policy and being generous with praise.

Mattis sharply rebukes Trump’s leadership in a not-so-subtle op-ed warning against abandoning America’s allies

The former defense secretary warns the US is on track to "occupy an increasingly lonely position, one that puts us at increasing risk in the world."
Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer.

WEBINAR: Patty McCord, co-creator of Netflix’s famous culture deck, on avoiding common management traps

The first chief talent officer at Netflix, Patty McCord, will join us on a live webinar. Tune in to learn how to avoid dangerous management mistakes.

16 of the biggest leaders in Silicon Valley reveal the one thing they would tell their teenage selves

Here's how Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, and other leaders have responded to the question, "What would you tell your younger self?"
Women are being viewed as more competent and compassionate.

Women are now seen as just as competent as men, but less ambitious — and it’s a good and bad thing

More people think women are intelligent and compassionate than they did 70 years ago, with complicated implications for gender equality in the US.

Kobe Bryant says he talked to legendary ‘Star Wars’ composer John Williams to improve his leadership skills

John Williams gave Kobe Bryant some inspirational advice about how to lead people and create teaching moments.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on May 16, 2019.

Here’s the psychological reason Elizabeth Warren’s speeches leave you feeling goosebumps

Successful leaders can toggle between abstract and concrete, vision and execution. Psychologists call it "level of construal."
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

Good leaders can deliver bad news tactfully, display proper body language, and know how to recognize and verbally praise good work.
According to philosopher Isaiah Berlin, leaders can be split into hedgehogs or foxes.

Are you a fox or a hedgehog? Here’s what an ancient saying reveals about your leadership style

"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." Philosophers say most personalities can be divided into these animal categories.