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How to Reignite Financial Performance by Empowering Your Employees

You’re halfway through the year and the company’s financial performance is below plan. You need to act! The most common response is to cut costs to improve the bottom line and/or fire or reassign a senior executive to create a sense of urgency. These actions create disruption and distraction at a time when the organization needs to be aligned and focused. There’s another approach.

Brian S. Cohen HR/Employee Strategies , Leadership , Strategy June 26 2014

Lessons Learned in the Firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney

The opening line of a recent Huffington Post article on American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney’s firing for misconduct really says it all: “The big question is … why his ousting didn’t happen long ago.”

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership , Succession Planning June 26 2014

4 Essential Risks CEOs Must Take to Grow Their Business

All of business life is fraught with uncertainty. You are faced with risks every day; they are unavoidable. However, by evaluating each risk and placing it into one of the following categories, you will better understand how to address them.

ChiefExecutive.net Risk Management/Insurance June 26 2014

CEO Positions of the Week – June 30, 2014

These companies are looking for experienced CEOs.

Lynn Russo Whylly CEO Positions June 26 2014

Golf is Good for Business, but CEOs Should Tread Lightly When Wearing Those Spikes

There’s a lot of hand wringing in the golf business these days about the persistent slide in the number of golfers in America and the implications of the long-term financial descent of the game. But business can still be done on that increasingly lonely golf course, and many CEOs and business owners are using the green for leverage this summer.

Dale Buss Dealmaking/Negotiations June 26 2014

5 Strategies for Maximizing Your Personal Future

In 1990, University of New Hampshire psychology professor John D. Mayer, along with now Yale president Peter Salovey, wrote the original paper on emotional intelligence. In his newest research, Mayer has introduced a similarly captivating construct—personal intelligence.

Bruce Rosenstein Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

Rebuilt From the Ground Up: A Lesson in Turning a Failed Company Around

When a new CEO steps into the leadership role, chances are they aren’t inheriting a perfect situation. More often than not, there are challenges that went unresolved that the company is looking to the new CEO to fix.

Lynn Russo Whylly Change Leadership , Turnaround Strategy June 19 2014

When Outsiders Oust Your Board: The Ramifications of ISS’ Influence on Public Companies

Institutional Shareholder Services’ call to oust seven of Target’s 10 Board members begs the question: How concerned should all public companies be regarding the influence that proxy advisory firms have over shareholders?

Lynn Russo Whylly Boards of Directors June 19 2014

CEO Confidence Is Down Slightly in June From May

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX, JUNE 2014: CEOs are slightly less confident in June than they were in May about their companies’ growth prospects in the year ahead.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index June 19 2014

3 Ways to Challenge the Leadership Norm and Achieve Exponential Success

Being able to see beyond what you know and analyze a situation using different angles and viewpoints is essential to achieving exponential success.

Osagie Imasogie Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

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