Arturas Zuokas, mayor of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, says he'll use a tank to crush cars that block bike lanes. A video shows the beaming mayor driving a tank over an illegally parked auto, loading the wreckage onto a truck, then sweeping the pavement clear of broken glass and debris. "That's what will happen if you park your car illegally," he says.
Cutthroat competition is standard in many industries, writes Ron Ashkenas, but it doesn't have to be that way. Businesses can benefit from collaborating with competitors to solve managerial problems and broader strategic challenges. "As the world becomes more complex, learning how not to compete could become the key to winning," Ashkenas writes.
Business leaders who avoid taking their anger out on employees are more effective and get better results, writes Diane Helbig, a business coach. Take a deep breath and follow her advice to keep anger in check.
Top CEOs are not just smart managers and strategists, they also demonstrate moral leadership, writes John Baldoni. That means offering a clear vision of their companies' role in society and their contribution to making the world a better place. "Savvy leaders trade on this quest for purpose as a means of giving the organization sharper focus," Baldoni writes. "When people know what it expected of them, they can deliver more readily.