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jan17-26-599212414

Have you done a “S.W.O.T. Analysis”…on yourself?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/a-3-step-plan-for-turning-weaknesses-into-strengths 

jan17-23-186738373

Breaking News: Followers don’t see their leaders as “Real People”.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/followers-dont-see-their-leaders-as-real-people

jan17-19-626532871

Philanthropists are giving MORE money to one cause…WHY?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/why-major-philanthropists-are-giving-more-money-to-just-one-cause

may16-31-115416069-2

How do you keep your “A-Players” from accepting other job offers?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/what-to-say-and-do-when-your-employee-has-another-job-offer

aug17-04-605568979

Do we actually prefer DOMINANT leaders in uncertain times?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/08/why-we-prefer-dominant-leaders-in-uncertain-times

aug17-07-hbr-juan-diaz-faes-managing-people

Inheriting a TEAM MESS? What are your change management skills?

Courtesy of Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/08/leading-effectively-when-you-inherit-a-mess

aug17-08-815130532

Starting EXCELLENT as a new manager…and sending the right signals.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/08/how-new-managers-can-send-the-right-leadership-signals

feb17-17-75932763

Learn from the BEST “Remote Organization”…on how to lead virtually.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/what-20-years-as-a-remote-organization-has-taught-us-about-managing-remote-teams

jul17-06-hbr-laura-schneider-gender

Different tenured executives need…different coaching acumen.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/younger-and-older-executives-need-different-things-from-coaching

How to be the BOSS in Brussels, Boston, and Beijing!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/being-the-boss-in-brussels-boston-and-beijing

jun17-23-steven-moore-sales

6 reasons why salespeople win or lose the BIG sales deal!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/06/6-reasons-salespeople-win-or-lose-a-sale

jun17-02-78947455

What to do when you inherit a low-performing team…

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/06/what-to-do-when-you-inherit-a-team-that-isnt-working-hard-enough

jun17-02-610249721

As a New Manager should you show your emotions?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/06/new-managers-shouldnt-be-afraid-to-express-their-emotions

Alexei Vella

The “Knute Rockne Speech” does today’s Leadership have that inspirational talent?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review   

https://hbr.org/2017/07/the-science-of-pep-talks

may17-24-566555585

A bad NEGOTIATION…is having TOO MANY OPTIONS.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/having-too-many-options-can-make-you-a-worse-negotiator

jun16-02-000001917001

Is your SUCCESSION PLANNING in your organization CORRECT?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-to-know-if-someone-is-ready-to-be-a-manager

may17-23-90728695

How leaders can push employees…without freaking them out!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-leaders-can-push-employees-without-stressing-them-out

may17-20-3381658

Improve your “SALES ACUMEN”…even if you’re not in the sales profession.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-to-improve-your-sales-skills-even-if-youre-not-a-salesperson

may17-19-626532835

Kissing up to the BOSS…is that the best career move?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/being-the-bosss-favorite-is-great-until-its-not

may17-01-513618933

Will serving breakfast to your employees make for a successful organization?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/why-my-company-serves-free-breakfast-to-all-employees

May17-01-480815243

Is PROFITABILITY less important than….GROWTH?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/05/stop-focusing-on-profitability-and-go-for-growth

mar17-17-652162395

Asking “Leading Questions”…not a sales rep skill!

Courtesy Harvard Business Leadership

https://hbr.org/2017/03/sales-reps-stop-asking-leading-questions

mar17-14-129259157

This Pharma Company takes INNOVATION to another level.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/03/this-pharma-company-stays-innovative-by-doing-two-things

may16-20-hbr-laura-schneider-organizational-culture

Developing a “Startup” will force your leadership in a different path.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/how-your-leadership-has-to-change-as-your-startup-scales

mar17-03-0519-000751

FIRING good people…sometimes you have to.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/03/when-you-have-to-fire-good-people

feb17-17-639619213

CEOs…when have you taken on a challenge…outside what’s expected of you?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/when-was-the-last-time-you-took-on-a-new-challenge

feb17-17-475705333

What is “Corporate Shortism” and is it causing problems in corporate America?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/is-corporate-short-termism-really-a-problem-the-jurys-still-out

feb17-08-117903409

STOP!! Motivating your employees…work a little harder at INSPIRING them.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/if-you-want-to-motivate-employees-stop-trusting-your-instincts

feb17-03-513483229

Fixing your “REPUTATION” & “BUSINESS”…can Pharma achieve both?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/how-pharma-can-fix-its-reputation-and-its-business-at-the-same-time

feb17-01-542008396

“Family Business”…is that just DYSFUNCTION waiting to happen?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/02/saving-a-family-business-from-emotional-dysfunction

may16-20-148527984

“Great Salespeople are born…great sales teams are made”

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/great-salespeople-are-born-but-great-sales-forces-are-made

jan17-31-157591503

Is it okay if your team AGREES…on everything?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/if-your-team-agrees-on-everything-working-together-is-pointless

jan17-31-515624504

Which CEOs are against TRUMP…which CEOs are scared to be?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/ceos-face-off-against-trump-or-not

jan17-30-183026187

I’ve PREACHED THIS! Ineffective Sales Leaders can have a devastating effect on a company.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/ineffective-sales-leaders-can-cause-lasting-damage

jan17-27-122353459

Setting RIGID but flexible goals for your team…is that possible?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/when-to-set-rigid-goals-and-when-to-be-flexible

jan17-26-120417531

Once again the C-Suite & Salespeople are going at it…how one company stopped this fight.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/executives-and-salespeople-are-misaligned-and-the-effects-are-costly

jan17-25-468430106

A Team of PERSONALITIES…how to lead with your PERSONALITY.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/great-teams-are-about-personalities-not-just-skills

jan17-20-112239613

You can speak up if you witness BIAS at work…here’s how.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-speak-up-if-you-see-bias-at-work

Best leadership decisions are “Putting People First”…always.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/sponsored/2017/01/the-best-business-decisions-put-people-first

jan17-17-111055229

Ways Managers can organize their projects more efficiently.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-managers-can-make-group-projects-more-efficient

jan17-17-130431361

Delivering “Critique #Feedback” so that the recipient isn’t concentrating on the NEGATIVE.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-deliver-criticism-so-employees-pay-attention

jan17-16-165787312

3 “CRISIS CORPORATE ACTIVITIES”…boards need to be aware of.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-3-company-crises-boards-should-watch-for

Why some say “Customer Loyalty”…is overrated.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/customer-loyalty-is-overrated

dec16-23--90033408

Why you have to be careful REWARDING your top performers.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/12/the-problem-with-rewarding-individual-performers #leadership #CEO #strategy

dec16-23-464990373

The BEST hospitals are run by…the BEST doctors.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/12/why-the-best-hospitals-are-managed-by-doctors #leadership #pharma #physicians

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CEOs are you keeping up with the “WORKLOAD”…of the modern leader?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/12/assessment-can-you-handle-the-increased-workload-of-being-a-modern-leader

may16-17-68961881

“Corporate Barriers” to GROWTH…according to executives.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/the-greatest-barriers-to-growth-according-to-executives

nov16-17-502060534

Can bringing in an OUTSIDE CEO make your company more entrepreneurial?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/11/research-how-a-new-ceo-can-make-a-firm-more-entrepreneurial #CEO #leadership #entrepreneurial

jan17-06-607923518

“Pros & Cons” list…is this a good way to make decisions?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-pros-and-cons-of-pros-and-cons-lists

jan17-05-103838603-2

Is being UNPREDICTABLE a good strategy? Or is it just SURPRISED masked?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/why-being-unpredictable-is-a-bad-strategy

dec16-31-sb10069558a-002

When “PRICE” becomes the product…customer perception.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-customers-perceive-a-price-is-as-important-as-the-price-itself

jan17-02-680790029

Is your company going through a “DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION”? Be Smart!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/to-lead-a-digital-transformation-ceos-must-prioritize

oct16-19-education-01

There’s a “LEADERSHIP TRAIT” that can turn around our education system.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-one-type-of-leader-who-can-turn-around-a-failing-school

oct16-20-652162745

Visionary CEO’s for some reason are NOT followed by Visionary CEO successors.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-visionary-ceos-never-have-visionary-successors

oct16-14-163925827

Corporate “Leadership Development” programs are NOT developing leaders…

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-leadership-development-isnt-developing-leaders

oct16-14-158318171

Think you’re not capable of being an abusive boss? Think again..

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/were-all-capable-of-being-an-abusive-boss

oct16-11-98675245

YES…Peter Drucker’s thoughts are still relevant for the CEO.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-peter-druckers-writing-still-feels-so-relevant

oct16-12-583904524

How companies can remain agile you ask? Relentlessly DEVELOP employees.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-key-to-adaptable-companies-is-relentlessly-developing-people

oct16-10-93101916

Our “WORK” is changing…leadership development has to keep up!  

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/as-work-changes-leadership-development-has-to-keep-up  

oct16-07-652162663

Using “GROWTH MINDSET” to develop potential leaders…a Microsoft #strategy.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/how-microsoft-uses-a-growth-mindset-to-develop-leaders  

oct16-10-527577157

Steps to building a “STRONG” relationship with the new boss.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/10/how-to-build-a-strong-relationship-with-a-new-boss

Sodavekt

REALLY?! Can a creative “Job Title” motivate your employees?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/creative-job-titles-can-energize-workers

may16-05-79092694

Key Questions that will help you stay ahead of the….SHARKS.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/5-questions-that-will-help-you-stay-ahead-of-your-disruptors

may16-06-128630138

“Chameleon Leadership” is and will always be…the cultural leadership answer.  

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/05/what-leadership-looks-like-in-different-cultures 

JUN15_17_458525900

Leaders in this digital age would do themselves well to stay HUMAN.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2015/06/managers-in-the-digital-age-need-to-stay-human 

jan16-12-dave-wheeler-managing-people

Constructing an organization where everyone “LEARNS” together…is that possible?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/01/we-learn-more-when-we-learn-together

JUL15_16_89421610

What poisons a healthy team…..”Poisoned Leadership”.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2015/07/the-emotional-impulses-that-poison-healthy-teams

JUL15_16_102072197

Africa’s economy is GROWING…will it help the African people?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2015/07/will-africas-growth-help-africas-people

jul17-25-538348459

TRIBALISM….is not the recipe for building a strong team!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/how-tribalism-hurts-companies-and-what-to-do-about-it

jul17-25-hbr-marion-barraud-comm

Bottom line…get to know your employees SINCERELY!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/small-talk-is-an-overrated-way-to-build-relationships-with-your-employees

jul17-19-144083943

Is your C-Suite agile? It better be!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/how-to-make-agile-work-for-the-c-suite

jul17-20-588285284

TEAM DYNAMICS: When should a leader get involved…versus letting them figure it out.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/when-to-solve-your-teams-problems-and-when-to-let-them-sort-it-out

jul17-13-ferdinand-stohr-186066

BOARDS…have to be more diligently competent.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/the-board-directors-you-need-for-a-digital-transformation 

jul17-07-638277828

If you focus on your team…the BOSS will be happy!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/07/new-managers-should-focus-on-helping-their-teams-not-pleasing-their-bosses

jan16-11-9929305

The “Passive Aggressive” colleague…don’t fall for it.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-to-deal-with-a-passive-aggressive-colleague

apr17-26-74867291

DOWNSIZING…a strategy or SCAPEGOAT LEADERSHIP INCOMPETENCY.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-you-think-downsizing-might-save-your-company-think-again

apr17-24-509962112

What makes goals achievable…versus those that are not?

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/04/what-separates-goals-we-achieve-from-goals-we-dont #leadership #CEO #strategy

dec15-30-dave-wheeler-strategy

It’s true: Only 8% of Leaders are good at both Strategy & Execution.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2015/12/only-8-of-leaders-are-good-at-both-strategy-and-execution

SEPT14_01_492690943

These 9 habits can cause some very bad business decisions.

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2014/09/9-habits-that-lead-to-terrible-decisions

jan17-23-107875466-01

Do you have a “GOSSIPY” boss? Don’t fall into that trap!

Courtesy Harvard Business Review

https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-work-for-a-gossipy-boss