Month: February 2011

You need more stress.  The good kind, not the bad kind.

Sadly, most people seem to make one of two mistakes.  Either they embrace the worst sort of toxic stress — dramatically reducing their work effectiveness and that of their people … or they mistakenly treat all stress as bad — denying themselves the growth and rewards of good stress.

CEOs fail here all the time.

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The “Toxic Enabler” is the boss who unwittingly creates a toxic workplace. How to tell if you’re one, and how to turn yourself and your workplace around. We interview Mitch Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, co-authors of the outstanding book “Toxic Workplac…

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The most difficult and under-supported transition in the work place is from line worker to front line supervisor. Expert Guy Harris, co-author with Kevin Eikenberry of the new book “From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Lea…

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After the merger or acquisition, the hard work starts — getting two groups to work cooperatively together. When things go badly, smart CEOs call someone like Christine Grimm, who specializes in handling the most difficult client situations. Fully 70% …

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After the merger or acquisition, the hard work starts — getting two groups to work cooperatively together. When things go badly, smart CEOs call someone like Christine Grimm, who specializes in handling the most difficult client situations. Fully 70% of mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver value, often because of a mis-match between cultures. Chris tells us how to do it right.

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The Future of Boards – High Points for the Next Generation of Directors by Tracy Houston These days, prospective public company board members must embrace new perspectives and bold strategies. Whether the issue is financial resilience, corporate strategy and risk, …

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Executive recruiting firms are gearing up for the biggest exit of board members in American history. The increasing obligations of board service make it tougher than ever to recruit qualified directors. In addition, in the face of fierce public scrutin…

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