• Three Questions You Must Answer Before You Present...
    Forbes - Dec 13
    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO or middle manager, virtually everyone has to create (and present) business plans. And while there are literally thousands of business plan templates available, they will all fail if you... Read »
    11 months ago
  • This Is Why Disengaged Employees Are Wasting Time At...
    CEO.com - Dec 9
    We’ve all seen it. An employee’s quick click to a screen that isn’t social media, or hiding a cell phone when a manager is headed their way. The time-suck epidemic is worse than ever with 46 percent of millennials and... Read »
    11 months ago
  • Three Leadership Lessons I Learned By Walking In My...
    CEO.com - Dec 5
    Neither starting a family nor leading a sales team is easy. Juggling both, I learned, is nearly impossible. Back in 1993, I began at California Casualty as a fresh-eyed sales consultant. Two years into my role, I... Read »
    11 months ago
  • How Boards Can Set Up A New CEO For Success
    HBR - Dec 2
    Few people have more experience with CEO successions than Ram Charan. For more than three decades, Charan has been involved in CEO searches in the United States, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and Europe, as a director, an... Read »
    11 months ago
  • Drowning In A Saturated Market? Your Employees Hold...
    CEO.com - Nov 28
    It’s not uncommon for CEOs of medium- and large-sized companies to find themselves in the middle of competing agendas that threaten the long-term viability of their businesses. They have one or more products that are... Read »
    11 months ago
  • The Danger Of False Delegation In Social...
    Forbes - Nov 28
    For social entrepreneurs, it can often be challenging to ask for help and let go of control over certain aspects of your idea or business. Your idea is where your passion exists, and moving from idea to tangible startup or... Read »
    11 months ago
  • The Traits Of Leaders Who Do Things Fast And Well
    HBR - Nov 22
    An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!”... Read »
    12 months ago
  • What Happened To Employee Development? Why You Should...
    CEO.com - Nov 14
    It’s difficult to create an employee development strategy that works for everyone. Often, it can feel like a juggling act. Does it fit each employee’s plans and goals? Is it preparing them well enough for advancement... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Your Employees Fear Trump’s Presidency:...
    CEO.com - Nov 11
    It’s crossed all business leaders’ minds by now: how will Trump’s presidency affect your business? With what was arguably the most crucial election ever ending with a president elect who has shaken up media worldwide,... Read »
    1 year ago
  • The Antidote To Office Gossip
    HBR - Nov 11
    Sara*, the CEO of a software company, had recently fired an employee. In a heartbeat, gossip about the who, how and why of the termination began spreading through the office grapevine like chicken pox in a kindergarten... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Six Benefits Of Outsourcing Sales
    CEO.com - Nov 10
    Raise your hand if your company is outsourcing a responsibility or two. Is it manufacturing? Distribution? How about marketing? Whatever the job or service, you’re in good company. Everyone from IBM to General Electric is... Read »
    1 year ago
  • How To Calm Your Nerves Before A Big Presentation
    HBR - Oct 31
    It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Grow Your Time, Grow Your Business: Four Ways To Get...
    CEO.com - Oct 31
    We all know that time is money, it waits for no one, and it’s the one thing we can never get back. Knowing that time is precious, however, doesn’t necessarily mean we know how to use it — at least not effectively. But... Read »
    1 year ago
  • How To Make Strategic Thinking Part Of Your Job
    HBR - Oct 28
    It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask my executive clients, “If... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Managing Multiparty Innovation
    HBR - Oct 26
    On an October morning in 2015, inside an aging beer factory in the Tempelhof neighborhood of Berlin, a group of people assembled amid idle machinery in the hope of transforming their respective industries with a novel... Read »
    1 year ago