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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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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 as lean and mean as they can, CEOs have to get creative about achieving growth. Those hoping to increase share of market in the current environment need to find ways to exploit their company’s hidden potential and find that unique ...

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The Steward System: Capitated Care

A state-of-the-art linear accelerator (left) and new imaging technology (right) at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s radiation oncology center enable physicians to deliver more customized cancer care. Based in Boston, Steward owns and operates 10 hospitals serving 85 communities in Massachusetts. The second-largest health system in New England after Partners HealthCare, Steward has an integrated, community-based model caring for more ...

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The Twin Challenge of Talent

Exceptional leaders know that their greatest contribution is to cultivate other exceptional leaders. Peter Drucker often wrote about the importance of creating leaders for "the future that has already happened."

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