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You’re Never Too Old—or Too Successful—to Need a Mentor

Finding someone you can trust to share your concerns with isn’t easy, but it can make all the difference in your effectiveness.

Gary Shapiro Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness June 14 2012

Why CEOs Are Taking on More Direct Reports

The CEO’s span of control has roughly doubled over the past twenty years, from almost 5 to just under 10. Two immediate questions come to mind: Why? And is this making CEOs more—or less—effective?

Gary L. Neilson Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management April 9 2012

When You Need a Coach: Blind Spots Are less Obvious When Things Are Going Well

Coaching may not be for everybody. And much depends on getting the right one. Many swear that having one has made all the difference in knocking off rough edges and being able to connect better with colleagues and employees.

John Mattone CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness September 27 2013
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What Your Customers are Really Telling You

How do we keep customers satisfied and loyal for the long haul?

Andrea Ayers Corporate Reputation , Personal Effectiveness , Public Relations October 14 2009

Want to Raise Your Effectiveness? Try Being a ‘Storydoing’ CEO

Picture the archetypal CEO. If you’re typical, you imagine a man or a woman in his or her 50s. Firm handshake. No nonsense. Good teeth. Majored in finance in college and went on to get an MBA from an Ivy League business school. Left-brain thinkers, he or she knows his or her way around a spreadsheet and a boardroom. It is time to update the picture in your head, because the future belongs to the storydoers.

Ty Montague CEO Briefing Newsletter , Personal Effectiveness August 16 2013
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VIDEO: IBM’s Saul Berman on the Best Business Books for CEOs

Chief Executive magazine Editor JP Donlon interviewed IBM Global Business Services’ Saul Berman for the May/June 2011 issue. Here, Berman lists the most important business books that CEOs should read.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Videos July 12 2011

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?

John Kador Internet , Personal Effectiveness , Technology September 29 2011

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 [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Personal Effectiveness October 5 2011
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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.

John P. Schuster Governance/Compliance , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management August 18 2011

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.

Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management , Talent Management May 3 2011

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