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4 Ways to Create a Culture of Courage

In fear-ridden companies, employees learn that empowerment is a pipe dream and that the only way to survive is to obey direction without question. It’s up to leaders at all levels to give employees the encouragement, energy, and support to try new things and to focus on the greater good of the overall organization.

Tom Rieger Culture , Talent Management August 31 2011

Three Keys to Retaining High Potential Employees

Around 25 percent of top-performing employees intend to leave their jobs — even in today’s economy! Your company’s future effectiveness depends on retaining top talent at all levels of the organization, and so you better make sure you get it right.

Joseph A. De Feo Retention , Talent Management August 23 2011
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Reversing the Healthcare Cost Curve

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers will not be required to provide health insurance for employees by 2014. Not providing employee insurance will have other costs, however, and CEOs need to start outlining their plans now. Here are three tips for controlling your healthcare costs.

Bob Fabbio Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 19 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

5 Ways to Get the Governance We Want

Despite all the new rules and regulations , the key to good corporate governance remains a strong commitment to ethics. Here, former Chairman and CEO of Office Depot and Autozone, Steve Odland, tells CEOs how to create and maintain a strong ethical culture.

Steve Odland Culture , Governance/Compliance , Talent Management August 17 2011

Design for Conflict: Why You Should Have a Few Fights in Your Company

In a complex, multi-divisional company, managing brands across several products and geographies can get complicated. Learn to love it. And sometimes a little tension can produce more creativity and productivity — harmony is often the wrong goal. When there is no tension among businesses and functions and geographies there’s a good chance value is being left on the table somewhere.

Greg Kesler and Amy Kates Culture , Engagement , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 17 2011
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VIDEO: Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant on Harnessing Healthy Corporate Culture

Chief executive of Monsanto and 2010′s CEO of the Year, Hugh Grant discusses the important traits of a healthy corporate culture. Grant was on-site at the NYSE on July 27 to pass the title of CEO of the Year to 2011′s choice, Ford’s Alan Mulally.

ChiefExecutive.net Culture , Talent Management , Videos August 1 2011
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The Only Three Things a Leader Should Focus On — Brains, Bones, and Nerves

The core of a company can be accurately compared to the core of the human body — you need brains, bones, and nerves to all work together in order to function properly. The brains are the strategy, the bones are the organizational structure, and the nerves are the culture. If you’re missing any piece of the body, it all falls apart.

Rajeev Peshawaria Culture , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management July 26 2011

The View from Marketing: How to get the most from your CMO

According to a new survey by Spencer Stuart, the tenure of your Chief Marketing Officer is going to be brief — the average CEO will go through two CMOs during their tenure. So, it’s important to know how to make the time you have with each CMO as effective as possible.

John Kador Marketing , Marketing & Sales , Talent Management July 25 2011

Do’s and Don’ts from a Disgruntled CMO

We received a call from a very frustrated executive currently working as CMO of a large company in the Midwest. [...]

John Kador Marketing & Sales , Talent Management July 25 2011

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