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Executive Blindspots: How to Avoid Them

Do you know anyone who can bat 1.000? The best baseball players hit in the low to mid .300 range and we think that is terrific. Executives don’t bat 1.000 when it comes to decision making — nobody is perfect. However, executives’ “batting average” may be lower if they’re making decisions without addressing potential blind spots. What are Read More >

Make Your Boss Your Client

Successful executives and leaders obviously know how to manage others. But managing one’s boss, superior executives, board members or investors is another matter entirely. Unfortunately, this component of your executive career is just as important – if not more so – than being able to manage employees. Take, for example, the story of Frank: Frank Read More >

It’s Time to Hit Your Refresh Button

If you’ve been an executive long enough, you’ve probably noticed trends in employee productivity and happiness. At the height of summer, in the middle of the holiday season, and maybe on cold, rainy days – there are definite slumps in motivation around any office. However, if you’re seeing a marked decrease in productivity and employee Read More >

5 Steps to Becoming a More Effective Leader

If you feel like you might take a hike if you hear the phrase ‘effective leader’ one more time, then join the club. It remains a hot topic. Part of the problem, I propose, is that it’s ill-defined; it’s written and talked about ad nauseam, but with little substance. Let’s change that. Effective (ef●fec●tive) adjective 1. Successful Read More >

Why Your To-Do List Should Contain Less “Doing”

Time management isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it comes to successful leadership. If you think truly effective leadership means being entrenched in projects and tasks, with little time to come up for air, you’re operating on a misconception that could result in failure. In fact, extensive research proves that if leaders religiously Read More >

5 People Skills That Contribute to Business Success

College interpersonal communications classes are usually a low-level undergraduate class full of rote textbook memorization, which is ironic because there are no actual interpersonal skills put into practice when you’re reading a book. As much as 80 percent of people working todaybelieve that a good relationship with the boss makes for a happy and productive workplace. Read More >

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