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May

12

2020
Talent Optimization in Unprecedented Times

Talent Optimization in Unprecedented Times

I have talked to close to 50 CEOs and business owners in the past two months. When inquiring how their business is, the response is a range from devastation to this being the best year ever. This range has caused a chain reaction in the talent sector that has forced furloughs, layoffs, and hiring sprees. This level of activity would normally have taken place over...

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May

12

2020
Ready, Go, Reset – Strategic Planning in 2020

Ready, Go, Reset – Strategic Planning in 2020

Provided by Bill Franch and Kristen McAlister It is now May and looking back, March seemed so long ago. It does seem as though a year has passed by in as little as 2 months.  Looking back to last year, many of us spent the better part of the fourth quarter doing strategic planning. Little did we know a few months later, most of it...

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May

11

2020
Human Systems – A CEOs Focus

Human Systems – A CEOs Focus

Contributed by Doug Tate   While most would agree the term “system” directs one’s initial focus on either the technological or process oriented areas. I would recommend the primary focus over the next 30 – 90 days should be on the “human systems” in the business.  Every other “system” in the business relies heavily on the people running the business.  The level of uncertainty precipitating...

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May

05

2020
Returning to Work: Are you a Leader or a Laggard?

Returning to Work: Are you a Leader or a Laggard?

I am fortunate enough to be part of a CEO peer group. Realizing no one has ever led through a crisis of this proportion, it has been tremendous listening to a large group of my peers and learning from them. Each Friday, we virtually get together and give our burning question(s) of the week. One piece of clarity I have gained from these is how...

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May

04

2020
Working from Home: A New Business Strategy and Positive Outcome of the Pandemic

Working from Home: A New Business Strategy and Positive Outcome of the Pandemic

Contributed by Anne L. Bohn, MBA, CPA (inactive) Working from home as a business strategy may be a new concept for management, but it can make sense, both economically and strategically, as it provides great flexibility for both the employer and employee. We all know that some jobs require person to person contact best done on the premises of an employer.  But there are many...

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Apr

29

2020
Crisis Leadership Communications

Crisis Leadership Communications

I was catching up with Dr. Deena Brown the other day and after listening to her for five minutes, I couldn’t hit the record button fast enough. Here’s the rest of our conversation about leadership communications during a crisis.   To Listen To The Crisis Leadership Communications Webinar, Click Play Dr. Deena Brown: Well, in regards to crisis leadership, at this point in time, communication...

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Mar

25

2020
Disaster Leadership: Playing Offense in a Time of Defense – Part 2

Disaster Leadership: Playing Offense in a Time of Defense – Part 2

We received a communication from a Vistage Chair that offered seven communication tips that will go a long way toward smoothing over every communication during this time of heightened emotions, worries, frustrations, and concerns, based on the work of Michael Margolis. We appreciated them immensely and have modified them for the leaders we work with. Here are some disaster leadership related tips that everyone can...

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Mar

23

2020
Disaster Leadership: Playing Offense in a Time of Defense – Part 1

Disaster Leadership: Playing Offense in a Time of Defense – Part 1

As the world–families, individuals, governments, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, military and more–snap into reaction and response mode during a global cascade of Covid-19 lockdowns and closings, we are seeing leaders across the board scrambling to keep up. Crisis Leadership is needed with each passing day. Crisis leadership is different than status quo leadership. It requires a different skill set, a different perspective, a...

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Mar

16

2020
Interim CEO Stories: How An Interim CEO Impacted A Non-Profit

Interim CEO Stories: How An Interim CEO Impacted A Non-Profit

Interim CEOs can utilize their vast experience to solve critical problems in an organization. Read on to better understand capabilities of an Interim CEO and how one of them transformed a large, 40-million-dollar non-profit in just a half of one year. The organization was a non-profit that operates more similarly to a for-profit. Their problems at the time were spread throughout the organizational structure. Senior...

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