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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 area for your retreat and need to know your options, the local Conventions and Visitors Bureau (CVB) can offer you free guidance, including: Information on the kinds of hotels and venues in their destination Guidance on the desirability of your ...

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The Great Retreat

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

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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 Alabama acres; offers quail, turkey and deer hunting. Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Birmingham, AL 888-236-2426 Y Y Woodlands and lakes in the rolling hills outside of Birmingham, state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and services, includes 14 meeting rooms ...

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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 a retreat, it’s often best to hand the reins to a pro. You’ll still set the goals, the agenda, the rules and the tone for the retreat; your outside facilitator will simply bring your vision to fruition. For an investment ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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