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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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Leadership Commitment Helps Make Digital Transformation More Profitable

A recent study by MIT's Center for Digital Business found that to fully digitally transform a business, two key factors must work together to drive the process: an investment in technology and an investment in leadership. According to the study, companies that make the investment in both leadership and technology are 26% more profitable than their industry peers.

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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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How CEOs Can Benefit From Having a Chief of Staff


CEOs consistently cite complexity as their number one concern today. Many top and emerging leaders are using corporate chiefs of staff not only to navigate that complexity, but to thrive in it. It’s time for you to think about the role, too.

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3 Myths About Leading Organization-Wide Transformational Change

Your company’s ability to implement transformational change directly impacts how quickly your company can grow. The faster your company is able to change and adapt to a customer’s needs or a changing market, the more quickly your company is prepared to boost sales growth. Yet some executive leaders limit their company’s growth by accepting commonly-held myths about transformational change.

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How to Lead in a High Turbulence Situation


What would you do if you were offered a new job and were told you would be fired after one year but you weren’t allowed to quit during your mandate? That you would be paid peanuts compared to your old comfortable job, and you would be harassed and bashed in the media constantly. And you wouldn’t be allowed to complain. You would probably say “no thanks,” right? This leader ended up with that job and he found out what it really means to lead in a high turbulence environment.

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