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Quick Tips for Successfully Leading Through a Crisis

It's difficult enough to lead in good times, but it's even more challenging to lead in a time of crisis. While most companies have some sort of crisis plan in place, many are inadequate and untested, and contingency mitigation techniques and risk management programs can easily become overwhelmed. Whether it's plummeting share prices or a major brand image problem, it's up to the C-suite to own the situation and lead through the choppy waters.

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6 Key Personality Traits for Effective CEOs

It’s no secret that business acumen in all its guises is an essential attribute for successful CEOs. However, there are also several key personality traits that separate effective CEOs from their less-than-effective—and hence, less-than-successful—counterparts.

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How Fast-Paced Leaders Build High-Speed Companies

In 2013, a little over five years after it had a seemingly unassailable lead in the global smartphone market, Nokia’s share had completely collapsed and the company was sold to Microsoft. While Apple, Samsung and Chinese manufacturers innovated, Nokia stood still. It’s not alone. Between 2006 and 2014, almost 40 of the S&P 100 companies had dropped out of the list, and nearly 20 of them had completely lost their independence.

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