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What an Outside Facilitator Can Do for You

No matter how hands-on you usually like to be as a business leader, in the case of running meetings at a retreat, it’s often best to hand the reins to a pro. You’ll still set the goals, the agenda, the rules and the tone for the retreat; your outside facilitator will simply bring your vision to fruition. For an investment ...

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The CEO’s Guide to Executive Retreats and Board Meetings

Of all the responsibilities you might typically associate with being a CEO, planning an executive retreat isn’t one they teach you about in business school. However, a recent survey of CEOs conducted as part of Chief Executive’s February CEO Confidence Index research clearly shows that many of today’s CEOs consider their role in arranging retreats an important task—something they consider well worth their time and energy.

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Recharge Your Body and Soul

You know the feeling. Your body starts to sag like a wet paper bag and ache in all the usual places. Even your brain feels sluggish, not snapping into gear quite as quickly—and we’re not just talking about on the occasional jet-lagged Monday morning; we’re talking every day. When you hit that proverbial wall, there’s no better way to restore ...

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Recharge Your Body and Soul: 3 Spas for CEOs

When it's time to relax, CEOs head to spas and resorts to relieve stress. These destinations integrate their spas into top-notch resort environments, allowing CEOs to reap the rewards of highly-trained therapists focusing on wellness, while enjoying relaxing amenities and activities during your brief respite from the rat race.

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Must-Have CEO Gadgets

Here's a list of some gadgets to help you unwind during your free time. Whether you like movies, some time on the links, or a nice cup of coffee these gadgets can help you make the most of the few minutes you actually can spare.

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Being There

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Richard Friedman, Carpenter & Co. CEO, has two homes in Tortola, two homes in Aspen, and a plush pad on Martha's Vineyard where presidents have vacationed. For Friedman, the trick to buying second homes is always following your heart -- and never having to pack.

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