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Personal Effectiveness

How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the "Narcissistic CEO," claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn't a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

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Increase Your Chances of Survival as CEO

Are you aware of your blindspots – do you rate your leadership higher than stakeholders do and, therefore, sometimes misfire as a leader? Chances are you may find outside intervention helpful.

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The CEO’s Glossary to Business Acronyms

AAR – average annual return ACH – automated clearing house—a collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process transactions electronically with a guaranteed one-day bank collection float ADP – automatic data processing ADR – alternative dispute resolution AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ALM – asset liability management AM – asset managementAP – accounts payable APR ...

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The View From Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?

In the fifth of a six-part series on boosting personal effectiveness, Chief Executive explores the realm of CEO blogging. Blogging can be an informal communication channel and encourage positive employee engagement. Is blogging right for you?

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Slowing Down CEO Churn

CEO tenure has gotten increasingly shorter and more intense, according to a decade-long study from Booz & Co. But what's causing the increased turnover rate? And how can CEOs operate in order to not fall victim to the trend? You can start with creating a learning plan.

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Selling the Best Hour of the Day to Yourself

Many of the best organizations are learning organizations that encourage their employees to take time to think creatively and innovate. Do you put a priority on learning? Here's an idea to use your time in clever ways to advance your learning and thus your effectiveness.

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