Monthly Archives: January 2011

Clueless in the C-Suite

CEOs — and others in the C-Suite — can find themselves in a bubble, an alternate reality, detached from what’s really happening in the business.
Here is how you can figure out if you’re in a bubble like that, and how you can get out. And if you’re not a CEO, here’s what you can learn from this phenomenon.

Jill is the CEO of a firm staffed with “helping” professionals — largely social workers. She prided herself on the firm’s positive culture, the zero-tolerance policy toward workplace misbehavior, and the happiness of her employees.

Unfortunately it was all an illusion. She found that out by accidentally uncovering one supervisor’s racket of extorting prescription drugs from his direct reports and intimidating them — something he’d been doing for over a year — and none of the dozen people who knew about it had ever reported it or complained. None of Jill’s beloved culture really existed outside her “CEO bubble.”

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Mergers and Acquisitions 101 with Mike Taylor – Jan 28,2011

Tom interviews Mike Taylor of Holland and Knight, on the evergreen topic of Mergers and Acquisitions — specifically, when to do it, how to do it, why to do it, and what not to do.Linked2Leadership | TomOnLeadership | CEO | Mergers and Acquisitions | M…

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Key to Innovation is Scarcity

“Embrace your constraints,” my friend Steve Rosenbaum, CEO of the interactive agency Pop Art, tells his staff — and now HBR comes with proof he’s right. As Uri Neren writes, of the 162 innovation methodologies he and his colleagues have

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Tools for Driving Change with Tom Devane

One of the most promising and fastest growing areas of management science is the area of organizational change. “Organizational change” is the fancy way of saying, we often know what we should do — we just don’t do it. Like

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Managing the Mobile Workforce – Jan 14,2011

Tom interviews Dave Clemons and Mike Kroth, the authors of the new book Managing the Mobile Workforce.Linked2Leadership | TomOnLeadership | CEO | Mobile Workforce | Virtual Team

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Creating Sustainable Profits through CEO Coaching

“$6 million a year call center rockets from 0.5% to 8% net profit in 9 months – and a 1,200% increase in profit year-over-year”

Summary:

Corporate culture transformed from low- to high-accountability

After just two months of work, achieved best July in 3 years

Rapidly moved to sustained profitability after 15 years of roller coaster results

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Tools for Driving Change with Tom Devane – Jan 07,2011

In today’s challenging economic environment the need for improved organizational performance is all around us. Tom Devane is an internationally known management consultant, author, and leadership development coach. He specializes in building client c…

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