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Going It Alone?

Convention and Visitors Bureaus can be a great resource for do-it-yourself retreat planners. If you’ve homed in on a particular [...]

Michael Gelfand Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management May 29 2012

The Great Retreat

Related reads: What an Outside Facilitator Can Do For You Find the Right Motivational Speaker Going It Alone Chief Executive’s [...]

Michael Gelfand Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management May 29 2012

Chief Executive’s Choice Hotels & Resorts

Name Location Phone Event Planner Catering Differentiators Pa-Ko Plantation Midway, AL 877-539-5699 N Y Rustic accomodations on 5,000 woodsy, central [...]

Michael Gelfand Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management May 29 2012

What an Outside Facilitator Can Do for You

No matter how hands-on you usually like to be as a business leader, in the case of running meetings at [...]

Michael Gelfand Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management May 29 2012

The CEO’s Guide to Executive Retreats and Board Meetings

Of all the responsibilities you might typically associate with being a CEO, planning an executive retreat isn’t one they teach you about in business school. However, a recent survey of CEOs conducted as part of Chief Executive’s February CEO Confidence Index research clearly shows that many of today’s CEOs consider their role in arranging retreats an important task—something they consider well worth their time and energy.

Michael Gelfand Leadership & Strategy , Magazine articles , Talent Management May 29 2012

How to Get the Most out of Your Executive Assistant

As innovative CEOs have discovered, executive assistants can do much more to help them perform effectively, beyond simply digitizing what used to be paper tasks. Modern EAs are conducting corporate research, providing advice on community outreach and even subbing for their bosses at meetings. Here are some tips on how to effectively utilize your EA.

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management May 10 2012

The High Cost of Executive Bullying

As former IBM CEO Louis Gerstner once said, “People should fear the competition, not their bosses.” Too many leaders confuse openness with weakness. But there’s a difference between strong-minded and bull-headed.

Susan Lucia Annunzio Talent Management May 1 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

The CEO as Head Coach

Too many corporate leaders don’t understand that changing corporate culture is shaped by every decision they make. The tone is set by their words and cemented with their actions, every day—when the CEO establishes a strategy and follows it, sets rules and abides by them, not only says he or she is “one of us,” but acts like one of us.

Christopher Otto Culture , Talent Management April 4 2012

A Strategy Map: Competing Through Culture

Roundtable session at the New York Stock Exchange With the economy rebounding at a snail’s pace and companies already operating [...]

CJ Prince Culture , Strategy March 20 2012

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