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Past Executive Briefings


Lessons Learned in the Trenches – Part 1

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2003 When you ask executives what keeps them up at night, most will say – the people issues – employees and customers. This month’s executive briefing will cover some important lessons in the “people” arena that I’ve learned in just two weeks of opening a new coffee house in the Read More >

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

Recently, with the downturn in the economy, I’ve observed an upturn in the negative influences on business peoples’ ability to think creatively right when more creativity is most needed. Creative thinking is the fuel to the engine of our economy – discovery, invention and entrepreneurism. For this month’s briefing, I will draw on research I Read More >

Integrity and Business…it pays off.

by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2003 Judging from the press, you’d think that most businesses in America survive by hook or by crook…but mostly by crook. I beg to differ. In fact, it is my experience that most business people are people of integrity and achieve success by doing business the right way. This month Read More >

Employee Energy A Key To Business Success

Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2004 Current research into factors that contribute to business success provides some interesting insights… some of which are surprising and ironic. “Firms going public that place high value on employee energy, corporate culture, rewards and organization structure outperform their peers on stock price growth, sales growth and size when measured as Read More >

Virtuous Companies Perform Better

by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2004 Does organizational “virtuousness” pay? Does treating your employees with respect improve performance or just make them soft? Some other questions I’ve heard include, “How do you help executives change their behavior when they have been successful being a jerk?” Why would they change their behavior if it has worked Read More >

Building High Performance Executive Teams

by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2004 In a previous executive briefing (see past briefings “Top Teams: What it takes to make one” through link on the left) I outlined the five basic conditions executives need to create and provide for ensuring the success of teams: Establish a clear and compelling direction Create an appropriate structure Read More >

How to Become a Level 5 Leader – Part 1

by Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2004 Jim Collins discovered when analyzing the research for his book “Good to Great,” that the leaders who ran the “great” companies during the transition from good-to-great were all “Level 5” leaders. For those of you not familiar with “Good to Great,” the qualifying criteria was that a company had Read More >


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