CEO

The odds of becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most iconic companies, The Walt Disney Company, are rather small. Only seven people have held that esteemed title since the company’s founding in 1923. When Bob Chapek took the reins to the Magic Kingdom in February of 2020, he did so using a toolkit that
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Imagine this scenario from earlier in your career: It’s time for your quarterly performance review. You’ve carved precious time out of your calendar to meet with your manager, gathered any questions you might have, and downed a gallon of coffee the day of. But after weeks of anticipation and mental preparation, all you’re told is:
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work isn’t new to the world of business, but 2020 revealed, unquestionably, how far we still have to go. Diversity practitioners and HR departments have been working within corporate America for decades, so why has meaningful change been so slow?   Unfortunately, many diversity trainings are passive — listening to
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They Kill Real Performance Achievement and the Spirit of the Individual & Sole of an Organization … 10-Ways to Smoke Out NOMADS! Human-Capital is the new global economy power currency and to the individual that realizes there is a never-ending pursuit of continued talent development that allows you to be relevant today and tomorrow, your
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While no one likes to admit to bad hiring or promotion decisions, nonstarters and other low performers present serious challenges for their colleagues, departments, and organizations. At best, low performers get in the way. At worst, they create obstacles in the form of unnecessary costs, counterproductive decisions, work backlogs, and more. Collaborations between lower performers
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You’re probably tired of reading about Covid. I’m tired of writing about it. After all, there is so much more to life—and business—than what we’ve endured with this virus. And yet. For those that have led through this time, this last year will prove to be indelible. And it is not over. In the U.S.,
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​Surviving a pandemic seemed easy for me being comfortable in a crisis situation, but has been devastating for countless others. No matter how well you have adapted, you may have found yourself clawing your way out from under that stubborn Covid-19 canopy that may have been cramping your lifestyle while birthing a new meaning to the word “Zoom”. You may have even dealt
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For many years, I have been thinking, talking and writing about the evolutionary path of service organizations. By “service organizations,” I mean organizations that provide personal or professional services, including in the areas of finance, law, accounting, medicine, engineering, architecture and consulting. I have come to believe that there are four primary stages of metamorphosis
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Great leaders know that talent propels a company’s success. Talent drives innovation and sets a business apart, giving it a competitive edge. Yet far too often leaders relegate hiring to their recruiters and pay little attention to getting the right people in the right jobs. But if you want to attract great competitive talent—people who
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If immersing ourselves in challenging situations can boost our growth, what can we learn from running a 350-kilometre ultramarathon? When I raced the Delirious W.E.S.T. 200-miler along the Bibbulman track in Western Australia, I expected to gain new insights. What astonished me was that running for almost 69 hours primarily led to valuable insights applicable
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What does success look like? What are the key metrics we have to meet? What’s required of each of us? These questions start to circulate in our minds as we grow up and continue through our working lives. How we answer these questions and define success determines the way we think, behave and interact with
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If you have been anywhere near social media in the past couple of weeks, you will likely have seen throes of people BEGGING for and invite to ‘Clubhouse’. So what is this ‘Clubhouse thing’ that people are selling their children to get onto? Basically, its a social media platform that revolves entirely around live audio.
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Part I of a Series: A Much Needed New Approach to Strat Planning. Any leader worth their salt knows, and is motivated by, the legend of the frog. Pre-occupied with immediate matters, he was inattentive to changes heating up around him. It was as incredibly costly mistake. The moral of the story? Leaders must never
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