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CEO equals CLO

CEO equals CLO

In any business, from startup to Fortune 500, the CEO is the only individual who is peerless. (Of course, I am dismissing the rare exception when co-CEOs exist.) Overwhelmingly, a CEO has no equal within the organization. If we accept the challenge that our best...

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Time and energy: continuous and intentional investments

Time and energy: continuous and intentional investments

The leadership decade requires leaders to accept the fact that a major part of their role as leaders is to invest time and energy into individuals’ continuous leadership improvement. In order to succeed as a leader, it will be critical to be extraordinarily...

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Your leadership brand superpower

Your leadership brand superpower

In the 1980s and 1990s, people joined organizations, not people. Folks joined organizations and did not dig deeply into whom they worked for and what they would be working on. In the 20th century, “name brand” companies like IBM and Xerox had an advantage by having...

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The Leadership Decade

The Leadership Decade

I am a big believer in starting with the end in mind. Therefore, let’s lay out, right up front, what you'll be hearing from me and our team over the next several months. In short, we'll be talking about leadership, especially leadership in mid-market firms. In the...

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The fundamental necessity of feedback

The fundamental necessity of feedback

Early on in my career, I was not interested in what others had to say about my performance or how I could improve. As time progressed, and I learned the true value of feedback, I began to see exponential progress in my leadership and influence.  A mentor once...

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A beautiful dilemma

A beautiful dilemma

In a recent Politico article, 34 professionals predicted how they think COVID-19 may change certain aspects of our reality. From community to tech, to health and science, to church and religion, experts are making predictions of changes to come.  ...

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Remote workplace strategy – now is the time!

Remote workplace strategy – now is the time!

Organizations across the globe are immediately buckling down to determine how to maintain consistency and normalcy of business. Considering the recent misfortunes surrounding COVID-19, companies of all sizes, and in all sectors, are stepping back into boardrooms to...

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Energy management: balance vs. focus

Energy management: balance vs. focus

As I coach leaders throughout the country and across vast industry verticals, the one word I often hear to describe how they are doing is “busy.” “I’m so busy with this,” and “I’m so busy with that,” followed by the self-induced confidence boost, “…but it’s all good...

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Disciplined habits revisited: email triage & time batching

Disciplined habits revisited: email triage & time batching

Do you dread checking your email inbox on Monday morning? Do you experience anxiety watching email after email come in and wonder how you’ll find the time to read and respond to each? How do you navigate the myriad of to-do lists, tasks, and emails with the time you...

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