True leaders, whether in the Oval Office or ground-floor reception desk, have cultivated and demonstrated adeptness in the “little ways” of leadership that long outlast the flashier, often ego-serving celebrity urges. Just as most discerning people know when they’re being sold a bill of goods, most also know when they’re in the presence of a […]
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The issue of raising the bar on the board is becoming increasingly critical to long-term success in an increasingly complex marketplace and environment of increased investor and governmental scrutiny.
What do you need to consider in forming your board in a way that gets the benefits you need from it without the nightmares?
The job of a manager/leader is very demanding and stressful. Managers need a clear understanding of what creates stress and how to deal with it effectively. The three parts of the managing stress triangle are: demands, coping skills and reactions
A speech that could be delivered to the company stockholders is not appropriate for the company Christmas party. Here are some useful tips from a master speech writer on delivering a good holiday speech.
How do you know you are thinking BIG enough? Are you leveraging the full strengths, interests and talents on your team? Will you wind up in a place that will make you happy? Do you have a game plan?
All it takes is a CEO with the desire to make things sharply better, a CEO with the courage to make the managers look deep into the soul of their company and not flinch away.
Phone skills are an important part of the job. The way you handle your phone is as important as a face-to-face meeting. So take the time to go over some of the basics.
Within the word “resilience” are actions we can take to reclaim our bounce-back ability.
People who love what they do seem to have a charisma or enthusiasm about them. Their attitudes are contagious, and for obvious reasons, they are simply more enjoyable to be around.