Our Latest Leadership Insights

High Productivity
Strategies for Being Highly Productive
Commitment
Moving From Compliant to Committed
Company Culture
Company Culture: By Design or Default?
Smarter Decisions
How to Make Smarter Decisions
Hybrid Work
Strategies to Lead Effectively in a Hybrid Work Environment
Performance
Executive Effectiveness: Stop Setting Goals
Effective Execution
The Enemy of Effective Execution
3 Keys
3 Keys for Bringing Out the Best in People
Why Us
Should Your Successor Have the Same Personality as You?
Problem Leaders are Expensive
Problem Leaders Are Expensive
Businessmen
The Hidden Cost of Quiet Quitting
Leadership Training
Leadership Training is Ineffective
Blind Spots
All Leaders Have Blind Spots
Disengagement
Avoiding Disengagement
Leading Professionals
How to Effectively Lead Professionals
Dealing with Difficult People
Dealing with Difficult People
How to Retain People
How to Attract and Retain the Right People
Bringing Out the Best in People
How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in People
Employee Engagement
5 Strategies for Becoming an Inspiring Leader
Strategy
3 Mistakes to Resist in Strategy Development
Executive Presence
How to Develop Executive Presence
Appreciation
Recognition is useful, but not as much as…
Persuasion
Effective Delegation
The Essence of Exceptional Leadership
The Art of Persuasion
The Art of Persuasion
Employee Turnover
Employee Turnover is Not a Problem
Meeting Mistakes
The 3 Biggest Meeting Mistakes
Contingency Planning
Successions: Is Contingency Planning Enough?
3 Common Mistakes
3 Common Mistakes a New Owner Needs to Avoid
The Cost of Inaction
The Cost of Inaction
Procrastinate
Why Business Owners Procrastinate (and How to Get Them to Act!)
Successor Development Podcast
Three Questions Interview
Mistakes
The 5 Most Common Successor Development Mistakes
Boxing Gloves
Every Owner Has a Plan Until…
Inspire
Effective Strategies to Inspire People
Selling Your Business
Planning on Selling Your Business? Think Again…
Sounding Board
Successor Insights: The Need for a Sounding Board
Successor Litmus Test
The Successor Litmus Test
5 Strategies
5 Strategies for Effective Successor Development
The Three Leadership Competencies That Matter Most in Times of Crisis
Owners
How Owners Think Differently
Successors
How to Choose a Successor
Successors
How to Improve a Successor’s Competence
Trouble on the Horizon
New Research Shows an Unusual Problem on the M&A Horizon
Leadership Weaknesses
The Three Most Common Leadership Weaknesses
Leadership Team
Leadership Development is Key to Business Value
Peer Group
Peer Groups Aren’t Effective for Developing an Executive
3 Keys to Successor Success
3 Keys to Successor Success
Managing People
When Successors Manage Instead of Lead
Successor Development
Why Effectively Developing Your Own Successor is Nearly Impossible
If Your Successor Isn’t Progressing Fast Enough…
Succession
Successor Insights: The difference between wanting to own a company and wanting to run a company
Succession Planning
There’s No Need for Succession/Exit Planning
Successors
Two Children. One Successor. Now What?…
Four Stages of Development
The Four Stages of Successor Development
Business Valuation
The Time-Value of Business Valuation
Misuse of “The Hammer” by Leaders
Successor
Common Shortfalls in Successor Development
Succession
3 Strategies to Reduce Your Successor’s Dependence on You
Executive Development for Succession
How to Ensure a Smooth Succession

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