Year: 2011

Mentoring is the sort of soft activity often pushed aside for “more important” things — yet a modest commitment to mentoring can have big impacts across an organization — impacts that have huge bottom line impacts, like retaining senior staff, incre…

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Managers are far more powerful than they realize, at affecting the performance of the people who work for and with them. New research by Toms guests, Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, lay out three specific types of things we can do to boost performan…

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Of the CEO’s four major responsibilities — Culture, Budget, Strategy, and building the senior Team — I believe the hardest and most important is building the team. Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great” and “Great by Choice” among …

Recruiting 101 for CEOs – with Wendy Kent Read More »

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For two and a half years, the University of Oregon had an unusually high performing president. Under his leadership. the previously sleepy and mediocre school came alive. Donations began to flow in faster. Decisions got made quickly. Things started to …

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Tom discusses leadership and character — and historical examples and lessons — with returning guest Doug Moran, who will share examples from his new book “If You Will Lead.” Doug is an expert on building character and the influence of character on l…

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Absolute honesty is more than a good idea or even a great goal — its the only way to achieve the highest levels of organizational effectiveness. Former Intel HR honcho Bob Phillips shares his Six Steps for creating Absolute Honesty in the workplace.L…

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Today the pressure is on for every greater forecasting accuracy — margins of error are smaller — yet the variables seem bigger and less predictable. Every business must forecast (or should). Yet over 90% of businesses make basic mistakes that …

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Learn the subtleties of effective business forecasting — why its important, and how to do it — with efficiency and effectiveness expert Lynne White. (www.lynnemwhite.com)Linked2Leadership | TomOnLeadership | CEO | estimating | forecasting

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Seasoned executive and turnaround expert Bob Papes discusses the timely lessons of his two books, “Turnaround” and “Management During an Economic Crisis.” (These are both out of print, unfortunately.) Bob has engineered five consecutive turnarounds of businesses in the $15 …

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One of the CEOs jobs is building a team of senior leaders – and smart CEOs use top notch recruiters as their partners. Heres how to find and use a good recruiter and what to expect, from master recruiter Wendy Kent. Wendy has been recruiting in the sa…

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Five Steps toward better Negotiation – we revisit this topic with expert Karen OKeefe. OKeefe spent 20 years negotiating logistics contracts in one of the most competitive industries, and brings her experience to us – including how to prepare for a ne…

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How can the CEO lead by example in creating the sense of optimism and purpose that companies need to thrive? Susan Steinbrecher tells us, drawing from her new book “KENSHO: A Modern Awakening.”Linked2Leadership | TomOnLeadership | CEO | Culture | Opti…

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How can CEOs and business owners respond to the sales challenges of the current economy – or any economy? World class sales expert Bill Etheredge explains. Bill has over 32 years built or rebuilt sales operations for six large firms and many small one…

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I recently saved someone’s life by giving him really candid feedback. On a recent Wednesday night I was at my weekly Toastmasters meeting, giving the General Evaluation. We were 62 minutes into our 75 minute program, and my job was …

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Few activities are as hyped for CEOs as “networking” — yet its often done poorly. Good networking can jump-start powerful results for your firm, as when the new contact refers you to a new client, or helps you find a key employee. Executive coach and…

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