Michael Nathanson

Michael Nathanson is the CEO of The Colony Group, a national wealth advisory and business management company serving executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, entertainers, athletes, professionals, and their families. He is the host of Seeking The Extraordinary podcast which explores the undiscovered world of the extraordinary.

Maybe We Don’t Want Everyone Rowing In The Same Direction

In a world where winds are changing constantly, it might be time to retire that old adage.

Avoid The Minimum Common Denominator In Organizational Decision-Making

It can be tempting to make decisions that will minimize disagreements, discontent and discord, but ultimately, it will lead to avoiding hard decisions that are better for the organization and its stakeholders.

It’s Time To Peel Off The Labels Of Our Past

It’s time that we re-think some overly common terminology if we truly seek to foster respect and inclusiveness in the workplace.

Evolving Beyond Being ‘The Leader’ To Real Leadership

CEOs practically may be the singular “chief” executive officers of their companies, but that does not mean they must think or act like they are the only leader at the top.

The Enterprise Game: Why Some Service Organizations Evolve And Some Don’t

Service organizations that evolve into sustainable enterprises do so because they learn how to minimize non-cooperative behavior, ensuring that everyone is playing the same cooperative game with few defectors.

Eight Traits Extraordinary Leaders Have In Common

What every CEO can learn from Jim McCann, Boomer Esiason and Nikki McCray.

A Realistic Version Of A ‘Culture Of Abundance’

How one CEO cultivates a "culture of enough" to decrease internal competition and boost win-win, cooperative thinking and behavior.

8 Steps To Greater Accountability

Behind the buzzword is a basic human value—one that can't necessarily be incentivized through traditional reward, but can be cultivated as part of a great culture.

Bringing Lifelong Learning To Your Organization

What are the key conditions necessary to foster the kind of enlightened workforce that makes an organization enlightened? A primer.

A Distinctly American Corporate Culture

Companies that grow through acquisition may have one overarching culture, but more than likely also have many and varied subcultures, which only makes us, like our country, stronger.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.