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Executive Succession Planning: If you want to build a skyscraper, don’t start by buying a hammer.

“We need a way to identify people who could be promoted to top executive positions. What tools do you use to assess leadership?” the head of HR for a small regional bank asked me. “Are you planning to rely on a “tool” to make that determination?” I asked. “We haven’t thought much about the process itself,” she … Continue reading Executive Succession Planning: If you want to build a skyscraper, don’t start by buying a hammer. MORE >

Meditation is Mental Fitness Training

Meditation: A powerful mind-enhancing drug that has no side effects and is completely free “Meditate?” The hard-driving, successful COO looked at me askance and replied to my suggestion, “That’s not for me. I’ve tried it; I hated it; I can’t do it.” As a businessperson, if you find something that will improve your organization’s performance, … Continue reading Meditation is Mental Fitness Training MORE >

It’s Not Lonely at the Top: It’s Overcrowded

Here are some ways to reclaim the space you need My client, Bob, was very pleased with his new position at a large health care organization. It was a “skip” promotion in recognition of his leadership capabilities and  his reputation as a nationally recognized expert in his field. Despite the challenges of taking on a … Continue reading It’s Not Lonely at the Top: It’s Overcrowded MORE >

Empathy Is A Skill, Not A Feeling – The Empathy Equation

It is widely acknowledged that the ability to empathize is the basis for all productive relationships. It goes without saying in personal relationships empathy is the glue that keeps us together. In business empathy is essential for collaboration, inspiration, and innovation. And today we need empathy more than ever as we attempt to bridge the … Continue reading Empathy Is A Skill, Not A Feeling – The Empathy Equation MORE >

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