Personal Effectiveness

Mastering the Art of the Reboot: Lessons from Donald Trump

Donald Trump has had some rough spots in his campaign. He damaged his credibility early on as a candidate by making a string of confusing and ill-advised statements. But reports have said that while the “Make America Great Again” campaign was in evident disarray, Trump’s team of advisors were working on a “reboot.”

How Senior Executives Can Thrive in Newly-Created Positions

As organizations continue to leverage innovative technologies and transform business models, they're creating new executive titles to implement the new strategies.

Overcoming Procrastination: One of the Greatest Barriers to Success

There are a number of psychological obstacles that get in our way of success and can seriously compromise getting a new product or a new business to the finish line. Here's how to kick procrastination to the curb and stay focused and on plan.

6 Key Personality Traits for Effective CEOs

It’s no secret that business acumen in all its guises is an essential attribute for successful CEOs. However, there are also several key personality traits that separate effective CEOs from their less-than-effective—and hence, less-than-successful—counterparts.

How to Combat Meeting Fatigue and Increase Productivity

U.S. businesses waste $37 billion in unnecessary meetings each year, according to Verizon. Let me put that number in perspective for you. In 2014, Apple made $39 billion, according to Fortune. That means U.S. businesses lose almost as much as Apple makes each year by having meetings that aren’t necessary. So how do we stop wasting time and money and gain back that productivity we’re losing?

How CEOs Can Benefit From Having a Chief of Staff

CEOs consistently cite complexity as their number one concern today. Many top and emerging leaders are using corporate chiefs of staff not only to navigate that complexity, but to thrive in it. It’s time for you to think about the role, too.

No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even a Better One

Individuals with MBA degrees don’t automatically make the best leaders—and MBA programs fall short when it comes to developing essential leadership qualities in their students.

Why CEOs Are Partly to Blame for Companies Failing to Change

Between 50% and 70% of organizational change initiatives fail—and that’s just criminal, says Bill Pasmore, author of Leading Continuous Change: Navigating Churn in the Real World.

5 Bad Habits of a Toxic Leader CEOs Should Avoid

Toxic leaders contaminate the work place. Some do it without realizing it, while others do so purposefully. If you are a toxic CEO, your company could be suffering irrevocable damage. The stress these types of leaders place on their team hinders performance, causes undue stress and creates turnover.

Your “Kitchen Cabinet”: Key People CEOs Turn to for Advice

The term “kitchen cabinet” was coined by the press in 1829, when President Andrew Jackson took office; soon after he assumed office the Cabinet became disabled by infighting. He needed help so he turned to a close group of friends and associates, a group the media dubbed his "Kitchen Cabinet".
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THOUGHT LEADERS

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.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

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

MARK VERGNANO: How He 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

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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