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Six Pillars of Leadership: Why Grounded Leaders Drive High Performance

Our leadership model is broken. CEOs are poorly served by the prevailing paradigm–a long-standing focus to produce short-term results. But at what cost to ourselves and to our organizations? Recent research points to six dimensions of health that support superior leadership.

Bob Rosen CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy December 9 2013

‘Living Wage’ Movement Beckons CEOs To Respond

While the ‘Living Wage’ issue seems to affect only the largest retailers and fast-food giants, the effort, if successful, will alter every business’ ability to enter into basic agreements with individuals resulting in a benefit for both parties.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy December 1 2013

Like Steve Jobs, More CEOs Are Hoping that the Second Time’s a Charm

A number of former CEOs of top companies are finding out what it’s like to come back as CEO – of the same company. Since the late Steve Jobs handsomely succeeded in his second tenure at Apple, the idea has lost its traditional stigma. The steadily growing group of such chiefs are succumbing to the pleas of boards of directors who are certain that they’re the only people for the job – again.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy December 1 2013

[24]7- Making Customers for Life

No one wakes up in the morning excited to call their bank, cable company or rental car service. The experience can lead to customer frustration and potential divorce from the service provider. Yet, with all the advances in Internet Voice Response (IVR) services, no one was bridging the between the companies utilizing IVR and their customers who were forced to navigate it.c

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Mid-Market Company December 1 2013

When Is the Right Time To Step Down?

At some point, many CEOs face this question which confronted Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer when he grappled with how long to continue to run the one-time leader of the tech world.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 24 2013

5 Actions for CEOs Before Initiating a Major Launch

Writing in the HuffPost Small Business, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, says leaders should ask themselves what they would do if they were in President Obama’s shoes. Product launches and new business roll-outs are a staple of business. But when a major botched launch of the recent inaugeration of the Affordable Care Act comes as a surprise to its leadership, this suggests that other things such as reputation for competence are also at risk. Here are five things to undertake before considering a major launch.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 24 2013

5 Simple Steps To Maximize Talent and Grow Profits

Everyone knows that business is all about people. But even experienced CEOs can get caught in the day-to-day grind of reports and meetings. A renewed emphasis on these five basic talent strategies can improve performance and drive results.

Roberta Matuson CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 15 2013

CEOs: Don’t Prepare the Pink Slips Just Yet

Conventional wisdom and common sense suggest that the greatest ongoing expense for most companies is labor. Keeping labor costs in line will maintain or even boost profitability, so that management fable goes. But more and more companies are concentrating an increasing portion of spend on third-party suppliers this “virtualizing” their operation rather than struggling with internal labor and physical overhead. This forces leaders to re-think what it means to be a “company.”

Matthew Eatough CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Operations , Talent Management November 10 2013

Beyond Vision Statements: Three Steps to Successful Post-Merger Culture Integration

Despite the mountain of data that shows that cultural missteps often derail mergers many leaders seem more intent on getting a deal done versus getting it done right. Here are three proven steps that help CEOs secure a better outcome.

Gerald Adolph Leadership & Strategy , Mergers & Acquisitions November 10 2013

Seven Costly Risk Management Sins Committed by CEOs

Chief executives who ignore the very real threat of natural disasters are putting their companies at risk. Here are seven steps to take to mitigate the risks.

Shivan S. Subramaniam CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy November 10 2013

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