Ginny Clarke is a former partner at Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s largest senior-level executive search firms. She pursued her own career dreams by founding her own business. She’s created Career Mapping: Finding Your Dream Job—a guide for finding your dream job straight out of college or for making a career move. We discuss using one’s own GPS to find the job of a lifetime.

Jeffrey Cohn asks the age-old question, “Why Are We Bad At Picking Good Leaders?” He’s looked at the hundreds of attributes of a leader to determine which ones are the most reliable predictors of good leadership. Just in time for the 2012 elections, we discuss a better way to evaluate leadership potential from his book Why Are We Bad At Picking Good Leaders?

Justin Menkes explains how great leaders bring out the best in themselves and others from his book Better Under Pressure.