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9 Ways CEOs Can Build Successful Business Relationships

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Almost everything you have accomplished or will ever accomplish as a CEO can be traced to the quality of your relationships …. with your employees, customers and partners. That being the case, you should never ever leave those relationships to chance. Build them. Nurture them. And strengthen them. Because there are very few things that will pay off as well as the quality of your relationships.

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7 Secrets to Reducing Leadership Stress

Stress in the workplace costs U.S. industry hundreds of millions of dollars every year and is linked to each of the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. And let’s not forget divorce. If not dealt with effectively, your performance—and your health—can degrade to the point of catastrophic leadership failure.

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The New CEO Equation: Solving for X and Y

Ready or not, Generation X and Y now have their feet in the door of the C-suite. According to Forbes, 20 companies with market caps higher than $1.8 billion have CEOs under the age of 40. Thousands of smaller organizations have Gen X and Y leaders at the helm. Many more are working their way upward in the more traditional ...

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4 Ways CEOs Successfully Influence Decisions

There are several proven strategies to help CEOs influence potential partners, clients, board members or executives of companies you may be looking to acquire. Applying these suggestions will help you secure agreement from the other party ethically without resorting to more manipulative approaches.

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5 Time Management Tips for CEOs

As a CEO, your strengths and capabilities are numerous. But you won’t succeed at any of them if you aren’t good at managing your time. From better delegation to intimately understanding your product and business to setting aside the right amount of creative thinking time, there are ways of adjusting your schedule that will help you focus on CEO-level priorities.

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6 Tips for Improving a CEO’s Reputation Among Employees During a Crisis

CEOs often have to make tough decisions involving mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, salary freezes and more. Certain events, even when they are the best decision for the long-term health of the company, can generate widespread fallout, including damaging the reputation of the CEO. Communications consultants David Johnson and Don Middleberg offer tips to help CEOs handle negative reputational issues.

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