If you are an executive approaching retirement, you could live twenty to thirty or possibly more years of active, healthy, engaging time with no obligations other than doing what you want. For some, this feels scary. For others, there’s a feeling of excitement and freedom. Most of us feel both.
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The CEO Refresher is your portal to the best brains on the planet! Creative leadership, innovation, leading change, executive intelligence and insight. We are pleased to announce that The CEO Refresher is once again publishing new articles. The untimely death of founder and publisher Rick Sidorowicz in September 2011 left the site in a void. Rick devoted a great deal of time and effort into developing and managing the CEO Refresher, and believed passionately in its value in providing the executive intelligence you need to lead well in these turbulent times. We wish to continue bringing you the articles and resources you have come to count on from The CEO Refresher.
Training is an important and necessary component of any change initiative. Making the time to understand the anxiety we all experience when it comes to learning will help you design and deliver training that will lead to real change.
What can you do to make a difference for the people you encounter every day? Learn how a simple gesture, a kind word or a show of compassion can help others while helping you become a better person.
This article explains the various types of business entities, including limited liability companies and partnerships. It’s important to know all the options in order to make the best possible choice for your startup.
The road to planning any successful customer experience is fraught with pitfalls, surprises and sometimes even nightmares. Learn how you can avoid or fix these mistakes by paying attention to the little things that make your customers love you even more.
A characteristic of strategy that works is asymmetry. Whether it is military strategy, business strategy, brand strategy, evolutionary strategy, or political strategy, effective strategy identifies an asymmetric advantage and then uses that advantage to achieve the goal.
It is thrilling to listen to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. How many people are capable of such creativity? But there is another kind of creativity of which we are all capable. It’s quite ordinary, in fact, even if its results can be extraordinary: they have sometimes changed the world. It’s all about one little switch.
Employees are the fuel that drive a company toward success, so businesses need to be intently focused on retaining their top-performing talent. Companies that retain excellent employees can increase the agility, efficiency, and innovation of their team, allowing them to flourish as a company.
Humility is the magic ingredient that shows your team and your colleagues that your motivations come from a good place. Read more in this book excerpt from The Punk Rock of Business Read more in this book excerpt from The Punk Rock of Business.
You need to be proactive about managing stress, anxiety, and the mounting pressures of work. But there is no single recipe to success and busy professionals and executives need to experiment with some trial and error to find the most effective and efficient tools to manage stress and anxiety.