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Once you’ve made some big plays and delivered on key milestones, the journey doesn’t end; you need to prepare to come back stronger. Being proud but never satisfied is an attitude. It’s a mentality where you always strive to do better. It doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy your accomplishments or don’t celebrate. But never being
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This is Part Two of a three-part series. In our earlier article on how executives can kick-start their companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey, we noted that even DEI programs that have begun generating results will encounter obstacles, such as complacency or a loss of focus among executives. To address such hurdles, executives must
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Cultivating authentic human relationships is crucial to honing your leadership skills. Even in an industry as seemingly snooze-inducing as accounting, invigorating leadership is indispensable. Jackie Meyer has worked with some lackadaisical bosses in her field over the years. She started Meyer Tax Consulting with the mindset that if she could lead with human connection and
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It is not surprising to me that CEOs are joining the Great Resignation and leaving jobs in record numbers. Chiefs are making personal decisions about their futures and in some cases, decisions are being made for them.  In my 35 years in government, business, and philanthropy, I have helped organizations to both survive and thrive.
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The performance management process — and conducting performance reviews in particular — is often a source of frustration for leaders. And in a hybrid working environment, where it’s more challenging for leaders to directly observe their employees’ working habits and team interactions, the issue of how best to set and assess performance has taken on
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There’s a lot being said right now about the “great resignation.” And rightly so. According to Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index, two in five workers (41%) worldwide are likely to consider leaving their current employer within the next year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Labor has spent several months reporting record-breaking numbers of US workers
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From labor shortages to supply chain snarls, worker safety issues to inflation, this is one of the most volatile, challenging times facing CEOs that anyone can remember. For Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, the degree of difficulty is all that—and more.  When Covid struck, Delta lost 95 percent of its revenues in 30
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Simply put, innovation is the creation of a viable offering. Its value construct requires identifying the problems that matter and moving through them systematically to deliver elegant solutions. Innovation is seen and felt not only at the product or services level but in the firm’s supply chain, processes, and its ability to promote learning and
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Patrick Lencioni is co-founder of The Table Group consultancy, a contributing editor for Chief Executive and bestselling author of several classics, most notably The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. At our recent Leadership Summit, Lencioni conceded that because of today’s “stresses on business and the customer and the economy and society, employees are worried, and
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2022 is here and for companies the pandemic reality has continued. Most back-to-the-workplace plans have been delayed more than once, having to evolve with the latest twists on the roller coaster we are collectively riding. And now with the Omicron variant, the ride continues.  The return to the office has been gradual, a dipped toe
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Higher compensation is part of the ransom for dealing with the pandemic for most American companies and industries. So salaries, wages, benefits and perks will cost them more—perhaps a lot more—in the year ahead. The way CEOs and CHROs can make sure the Great Raise works to their companies’ advantage is to be proactive, creative
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