Saturday, November 26, 2022
  Early in her career in the National Football League’s business development office, Renie Anderson saw an opportunity for promotion to vice president that interested her and she confided as much to her boss. His response was blunt: “You’re not...
With a potential recession looming on the horizon, businesses in nearly every sector are feeling the pressure. Employers are worried about how they can continue to generate revenue during an economic downturn. Meanwhile, employees are fearful of losing their...
Editor’s Note: Driving a PE-backed company has some very particular challenges. In December, we’re convening our annual workshop on leading the PE-backed company in New York. It’s a great event, focused on the challenges of the coming year. Please...
Recently large global communications firm Edelman released their annual Trust Barometer, a gauge of institutional reputation and credibility based on 36,000 survey responses from around the world. For senior-level managers concerned about the character and strength of their company,...
It’s always a good time to talk with Fred Hassan, but when the world is as topsy-turvy as it is right now, it’s a really good time to talk to Fred Hassan. That’s because few people I know have more...
Preliminary data for 2023 doesn’t show much will be changing either: The majority of companies are reporting minimal (<5 percent) change to the median CEO compensation this year, vs. prior year. This comes as no surprise for anyone familiar...
When Richard Davis was young, his high school concert band was good enough to compete in the California state band championship. Thirty seconds into their piece “Symphonia,” a difficult song for a 200-member band to play, the lights in...
Lost in unfamiliar territory, it’s a stranger’s guidance. Stressed and overwhelmed, it’s the colleague who reaches out. Worried and uncertain, it’s a compassionate friend. And when we feel as if we cannot take one more step forward, it’s the...
Jorge Gonzalez has a great track record as the CEO of City National Bank in Miami. Even when the business is going very well, he encourages his leaders to get out of their comfort zone and keep asking, “How...
Leadership programs often emphasize the operational mechanics of leading—planning, organizing, budgeting and content that leans more toward management, such as delegating, time management and giving feedback. What most leadership programs neglect to cover, but that new leaders quickly confront,...

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