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A Lifetime of Lessons: Morley Safer’s Legacy for Business Leaders

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When Morley Safer died in May, many news outlets featured articles about what journalists could learn from the longtime CBS News correspondent. But CEOs can also take a few lessons from Safer, who was a formative presence on the network’s 60 Minutes program for more than four decades and in its newsrooms for many years prior to that.

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How to Turn CEOs into Digital Experts


Recent advances in digital technology have redefined the way CEOs conduct business. Organizations that don’t evolve their model risk getting left behind. At the same time, properly used digital technology can radically improve performance for many businesses.

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The 5 Best—and Worst—Drinks to Order at Business Dinners


Wine is a popular alcoholic beverage of choice for business dinners. However, not every CEO wants to order it at every such event. For those business dinners when you prefer a cocktail over wine, here are the 5 best drinks to order—as well as the 5 cocktails to avoid ordering at all costs, if you want to make a good impression.

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6 Ways to Stop Stress from Leading You to Desperate Measures


The latest suicide of a top executive—in this case, that of former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn—begs the question of how leaders can better grapple with the stress and loneliness at the top that comes with their position.

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CEOs and Apologies—Why and How to Say You’re Sorry


From late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and current Apple CEO Tim Cook, to General Motors CEO Mary Barra and BP CEO Tony Hayward, many CEOs have apologized for a myriad of incidents and personal gaffes over the past few years. And while it may not seem the case at first blush, CEO apologies do more than help to save face with shareholders and the public; they benefit companies—and their leaders.

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3 Reasons to Update Your Core Values

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Ever since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras published “Built to Last” in 1994, Fortune 500 companies have been proudly proclaiming their core values to the world. Core values, when done right, should be the company’s backbone and guiding light. They are what companies are built on and live by, and the generally held belief is that they should never be changed! You create them, test them and then you are married to them for life.

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Vistage Profile

Vistage is one of the leading peer networks for executives of small and mid-market companies.

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7 Core Leadership Principles that Withstand Both Distance and Time


Five years ago, I returned to my native Israel with my wife and our three daughters for lifestyle and cultural reasons. Since then, I’ve continued leading Waltham, Massachusetts-based ZoomInfo, while spending the majority of my time 5,500 miles away.  Moving seven time zones from my company’s headquarters has taught me valuable leadership lessons that would serve any executive well. Here, I share them with you.

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