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How to Build an Internal Leadership Development Program

Even for people with years of experience, mentoring and guidance, making the leap to an executive leadership position is a challenge hard to fully prepare for. There’s no way to understand what it’s like to sit in an executive chair until you get there.

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What CEOs Can Learn from World-Class Mountain Guides

This author spent 10 years organizing more than 20 guide-led expeditions in remote locations such as Patagonia and Iceland for business students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Over time, he learned there are more than a few lessons relevant to organizational leadership that can be drawn from world-class mountain guides. Expert guides have an amazing capacity to both model and teach leadership in action. Here are 6 key leadership strengths of guides that are vital for top executives in business.

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Lessons from Arcturus: How to “Do the Deal”

Joseph E. Payne is a scientist who worked for large companies such as DuPont, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb before taking a leap into entrepreneurship.

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Lessons Learned from the Wells Fargo Debacle

CEOs, like many others, are doubtless shaking their heads over Wells Fargo’s announcement last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties for allegedly having signed customers up for more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts.

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