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Feb

25

2013

Leadership in the Age of Globalization: The Global Mindset

Read More ArticlesLike This Request a Meeting with a Subject Matter Expert on This Topic Contributed by Jack S. Katz Albert Einstein was right when he said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  Our business leaders should have been aware of the warning signs over the last thirty years of the drastic changes in...

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Feb

25

2013

What Your Competitors Know About the Changing Role of the Contingent Workforce

In a recent article in the Staffing Industry Analyst, the writer talked about how companies are transitioning from being operational about their contingent workforce to becoming more strategic.  Management of contingent workforces used to be more operational or tactical meaning they were mostly used in crisis or reactive mode.  Examples of this are filling a position on a temporary basis when an employee leaves until...

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Feb

25

2013

Personal Branding for CEOs

Contributed by Robert M. Donnelly As I explain in my new book, Personal Brand Planning for Life, personal branding is a process of self-discovery and using the results of that analysis to create an image of yourself that captures the essence and marketability of you. The goal of personal branding is to develop a persona that builds equity with a particular audience. In the case...

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Feb

25

2013

How Much Should you Risk for Growth?

Contributed by Robert Sher   At one of many Alliance of Chief Executives meetings I participated in recently, I watched one member present his thinking on some significant but risky growth strategies. His $300M+ revenue company is a cash-machine with strong and accelerating profitability, mid-teens annual revenue growth and a dominant market share.  The risky strategies he proposed were designed to propel even faster growth....

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Jan

29

2013

The Chief Financial Officer as CEO-in-Waiting

Contributed by Edie Stackhouse Traditionally viewed as financial gatekeepers focusing on historical results, the role of the CFO has expanded and evolved into that of strategic partner and advisor to the CEO. Rather than being mere technical experts focusing on historical results, today CFOs have become strong leaders increasingly playing a more critical role in shaping their company’s strategies. As a result, CFOs are emerging...

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Jan

28

2013

A Prediction for 2013-2014 (94.7% Accurate)

Back in November, when everyone was so concerned about the fiscal cliff and what Congress would do I had predicted that there were two things you could count on − taxes going higher and the Payroll Holiday tax disappearing. And yes, both happened. I based these predictions on one of my favorite economists, Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, because his accuracy in forecasting future...

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Nov

27

2012

It’s the End of 2012…Are You Still Waiting?

How long have you been waiting for the economy to get better?  At the beginning of this year, businesses were complaining that unemployment was not getting better, retail sales had dipped down and the economy was still sluggish; thus they were afraid to do anything until it got better.  Then later on I heard businesses were waiting for the election to see who won.  Not...

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Nov

27

2012

Creating Order out of Chaos in Your Marketing

Contributed by Eric Lundbohm Marketing is one of those things that every business does in some way, whether someone has a marketing title or not. Somehow potential customers know to come to the door, are presented with the trappings of a brand image and make some decision on product purchase. The owner of such a business may proudly claim “we even don’t do any marketing”...

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Nov

26

2012

Root causes of business failure – how to spot them before it’s too late

[ezcol_2third] As business owners, it is sometimes difficult to recognize when our business is struggling compared to when it is failing. One of our top executives has an incredible presentation from an operational and financial perspective of how to recognize when your business is failing, why and what courses of action are available to you. Below is an overview: [/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end] Read More ArticlesLike This...

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Nov

26

2012

What Characteristics should CEOs Value Most in their Direct Reports?

While there are many characteristics that CEOs value in their direct reports, during tough economic times these are the five that we believe are on the top of the list. Reliability – I can always count on them to get the job done, no matter how long it takes or what resources they need to secure.  They always keep their word. They earn the trust...

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