Jim Crupi is a management consultant with a long, brilliant resume. (Heard of CNN? He helped set the strategic stage that led to its creation.) Here, he distills some of his best leadership advice into one memorable metaphor.

Smart ways to handle your next heated situation, shared by Nadia Lopez. She should know — she’s a school principal.

The man behind Linux and Git shares his thoughts and philosophy on life, work, management, collaboration and the need for quiet computers.

In her blockbuster TED Talk, Susan Cain has a call to action: Take introverts seriously, and understand what they can do in the right environment. Ben Lillie called her up for an extended conversation about the terrors of public speaking, how her issue is one of civil rights, and the neuroscience behind personalities.

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Leadership expert Roselinde Torres suggests three big questions you should ask tomorrow’s leaders, and provides useful articles and books to get started.

Management consultants love to draw rousing leadership lessons from the military to inspire their civilian clientele. But let’s be clear. Not all situations from one world effectively apply in the other.