John Hillen


COMMENTARY

Turn Off Your TV: What I’ve learned teaching leadership during the 2016 presidential campaign season

If you want great examples of leadership, don't watch the presidential debates. Look around you and you'll see plenty of role models who are doing the right things for the right reasons.

COMMENTARY

Are you a strategic thinker or just a planner?

As John Hillen explains, there is a difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning, and understanding the distinction can help executives push their companies toward a brighter future.

COMMENTARY

Do you know who your most dangerous employee is?

Your most dangerous employee might not be the one you think of first. In fact, it might be a trusted and competent leader who hasn't kept up. Leadership expert John Hillen explains.

OPINION

Leading change and the CEO's role as chief explaining officer

Leadership and government contracting expert John Hillen explains how leaders lead change and bring their organizations with them. Saying 'because I said so' just isn't an effective change management strategy.

OPINION

Why climate matters when you make a career transition

Too often the focus of a career transition is where the best pay or highest stature can be found, but former Sotera CEO and George Mason professor John Hillen has found that the better chances of success come when you focus on culture and mission.

OPINION

Why you need to know the source of your authority

Former Sotera CEO John Hillen continues to explore the nuances of leadership and management with a deeper dive into why people follow leaders and what George Washington and Atticus Finch can teach us about sources of authority.

OPINION

Leadership or management?

Former Sotera CEO John Hillen explores the key differences between leadership and management and why you need to be skilled at both to have a successful business and a career.

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