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Past Executive Briefings


Popularity & Leadership: Should You Try For Both?

Popularity and leadership – at first glance it might seem as though they are two entirely separate ideas. You can’t be popular and a good leader. You can’t be a good leader and be popular. It just doesn’t work. Yet many people strive to be both popular and a great leader. They want to have it all; they want to be amazing at their jobs and they Read More >

Some Truths About Courage & Leadership

Courage and leadership. Have you ever put those two words together before when it comes to your own business (or any business, come to that)? Probably not. Courage and leadership as a combination tends to be reserved for those in the military, in jobs that require lives to be put on the line such as the police force or fire service, 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 >

Success – Have the Rules Changed or Have You?

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2005 For many executives, the view from the top isn’t quite what they expected. So begins the article by Sheree Curry in the most recent issue of Executive Travel magazine, an American Express publication. I was interviewed at length for this article and she did such a good job that 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 >

How to Become a Level 5 Leader – Part 2

Last month I wrote that Jim Collins found in his research for his book “Good to Great” that all the great companies had Level 5 leaders at the helm during the transition from good to great. These leaders “embodied a paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will.” This month, I’ll outline five preliminary steps Read More >