Lessons in Innovation from History’s Beauty Magnate

She never told her age. It was only when she died in 1966 that the world discovered Elizabeth Arden had lived for 88 years. A woman before her time, this amazing Canadian-born entrepreneur almost single handily launched the modern day cosmetics industry. In the early 1900’s, lipstick was associated with prostitutes. But Arden changed all […]

Cicero: 7 Ways to be an Outstanding Manager

He was one of the greatest public speakers of ancient Rome. Philosopher, lawyer and politician Marcus Cicero, would end up murdered. But while he lived, he expressed a management philosophy that is remarkably relevant to today’s rough and tumble business world. In practicing the sage advice of Cicero, we can become outstanding managers. 1. “ I criticize […]

Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius

He never attributed his accomplishments to his brilliant mind. Rather, he credited his character – his simple curiosity combined with relentless determination. Albert Einstein went so far as to say he was not smarter than other people. He just stuck with things longer than anybody else. It’s a great lesson in self-leadership for us all. […]

Confucius: 9 Ways to Better Leadership

He died believing his teachings had little to no impact. How wrong he was. The ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius advocated leadership with self-discipline and self-control. His principles would be adopted more widely long after his death, both in China and the West. What Confucius taught 20 centuries ago is applicable to leaders of today and […]

Aristotle: 8 Top Leadership Traits for Today

He was one of the world’s great thought leaders. Greek philosopher Aristotle had much to say about ethics, human nature, politics and science. While only a small portion of his writings have survived the ages, they contain powerful messages relevant to today’s leaders. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Many people in […]