Great Leader

6 Characteristics of a Great Leader

Leadership has been studied and analyzed for years through various theories, models and  and assessments. As time progresses however we seem to make the concept of great leadership an unattainable objective. Based on my experience working with leaders of various Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, here is my list of six characteristics of a… Read More…

Pessimistic

Dealing with a Negative Employee

A client recently shared with me that one of his senior employees, a leader in the organization, always had a way of looking at the negative side of a situation rather than searching for the positive. They were in effect highly pessimistic despite being very knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated to their team and employer. In… Read More…

Success is not a solitary journey

Success is not a Solitary Journey

Success is not a solitary journey. The most successful CEOs, Presidents and Entrepreneurs that I’ve encountered have built a powerful network to assist them along their journey. They surround themselves with peers, trusted advisers, coaches, financial advisers, accountants, lawyers and even personal trainers. There is no end to the network one can build if open… Read More…

Millennials are not the issue

Millennials are not the Issue

This past week I spoke with a group of executives about increasing collaboration amongst their leadership teams. The discussion invariably tilted toward the challenges they were experiencing in attracting (and more importantly) keeping younger talent. As the discussion progressed I took a moment to point out some possibly not so obvious considerations. 1. The difficulty… Read More…

CEO Successor

How to Choose the Right CEO Successor

If you were asked today to identify your successor, would a name immediately come to mind? If you’re like most of the CEOs I know, the choices aren’t so obvious. Finding the right mix of talent, experience and sheer determination seems to be difficult with today’s workforce, but does it have to be? The greatest… Read More…

Employee Attraction

Are you too Sexy for your Industry?

During this past week I’ve interacted with several CEOs, Presidents and Senior Managers, discussing their greatest challenges in today’s marketplace. Despite the varying sectors that each individual was in, from food processing to automotive to electrical components, the consensus is that sales and future growth opportunities are strong. Many mentioned that this was a much… Read More…

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