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Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession

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Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.

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How Becoming Intentional Can Make a Positive Impact on Your Employees and Your Business

When I was writing my book Intentional Living, I learned about Dave Lindsey, his company Defenders, and their annual Super Service Challenge where employees are given two paid days to serve any nonprofit organization of their choosing. It has inspired his employees to become intentional about serving, giving and making a difference. That inspired me to contact Dave so that I could ask him some questions about being intentional as a business leader.

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5 Leadership Lessons from the Super Bowl Coaches

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Super Bowl 50 may be determined by whether the electrifying offensive weapon of the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton, can impose his will on the stultifying defense of the Denver Broncos. But before the game unfolds in San Francisco on February 7, the two coaches who have led their teams to the NFL championship game already have created some worthy lessons in leadership and management.

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3 Ways to Successfully Scale Up Your Business

I think the idea of “growing too fast” is a myth. You can scale up in the wrong ways or in the right ways, but you should never consider high speed a problem. If your business starts growing faster than you anticipated—great! Learn to keep up, don’t ask it to slow down.

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