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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 >

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 >

Zoom is Like a New Lover – Thrilling and Idealized

We are so fortunate that we can stay connected via video conferencing these days. This unprecedented time of social distancing would be so much more difficult without this medium. Despite the enormous disaster of COVID-19, for many of us, some semblance of our daily lives has been able to continue. Via video, we are able to … Continue reading Zoom is Like a New Lover – Thrilling and Idealized MORE >

In Defense of Laziness

Yikes, it’s August! Two-thirds of the summer is over. And as everyone knows, even if you don’t celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the new year begins in September. September – when we all go back to school – make resolutions, get focused, go to work and gear up for the fourth quarter. But it’s not September yet … Continue reading In Defense of Laziness MORE >

Getting Your Mind Around Unconscious Bias: Three Simple Strategies

Which of these apples would taste best? Concerns about unconscious bias in the workplace are not new, but have received a lot of media attention lately due Starbucks’ decision to close for an entire day to provide training to all staff. It is important to be talking about ethnic, gender, even age bias in the workplace, … Continue reading Getting Your Mind Around Unconscious Bias: Three Simple Strategies MORE >