Leadership & Strategy

8 Steps to Making Decisions Decisively

Being able to make good decisions quickly is essential to business success. If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a choice, here are seven steps that can help you be more decisive.

Enduring Leadership: How We All Gain From Max Schireson’s Experience

Max Schireson resigned recently as CEO of MongoDB to spend more time with his family. It turns out that while the 300,000 miles he logged in travel each year between New York and Palo Alto were brief, the results were enduring.

How to Find the Right General Counsel Candidate for Your Executive Team – Part...

If you are contemplating a GC hire—whether for the first time, your current GC is leaving, or you are a new CEO building out your team—considering the following points during the hiring process will help provide the best outcome.

How to Make Better Leadership Decisions Than GM, VA or Xerox

Managing "to" results instead of "by" results can cause executives to chase the wrong goal, resulting in near obsession to hold managers accountable without paying any attention to the behaviors underneath the results.

The 1969 Moon Landing: A Chief Executive’s Greatest Impact on History

One president’s vision, and one chief executive’s leadership and execution, brought together an entire nation and an organization to accomplish one of the greatest achievements in modern history.

5 Simple Mistakes Even Experienced CEOs Make

Albert Einstein famously said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Making mistakes in the process of innovating is necessary to gain new knowledge. But the mentality of “mistakes are necessary” should not extend to knowledge we already have about good management practices.

A Blueprint for Stemming a Corporate Culture Crisis

In struggling organizations, problems can arise and reinforce one another in a kind of tragic spiral. Among staff and management: silence, denial, blame, contempt, avoidance, turf protection, passivity and powerlessness often emerge and feed on each other.

Businesses Should Steer Clear of ‘Crony Capitalism’

Mid-market firms must have policies in place to ensure they are neither promoting nor bearing the brunt of governmental favoritism.

First Time CEO? Here Are Some Tips to Help Make Your Transition Smooth

There’s a wealth of information available for new CEOs seeking leadership advice. Here are a few points I think are perfect for first-timers.

Longevity and the Family Business: Tricky Transitions

Keeping a family business going from generation to generation can be tricky, especially when you don't know whether the next generation will want to take over or not.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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