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Smart Succession Planning: Getting Ready for Your Next Move

What if you lost one of your key employees unexpectedly? Happens all the time. “We really need to get better at succession planning.” A common desire expressed by many executives. But the reality is that it takes time and brainpower. Succession planning often gets put on the backburner. Sometimes it’s easier to see how far […]

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Where Are Your Executive Boundaries?

It’s easy to go off-roading during the day when you should be staying on the path to productivity instead. Executives often talk about the need to be more productive. They’re frustrated about daily interruptions. They want to make more progress – faster. Of course, in your role, you’ve got to focus on the big goal. […]

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Having trouble with time management?

What are your top three specific priorities for the month? If I asked you that question, would you be able to name them quickly? If not, you’re like many executives I know. Intuitively you may know what’s most important, but instead you’re reacting to problems or requests as they arise. You may find yourself thinking, […]

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Is your insecurity showing?

“I thought I was ready, but had no idea what I was getting myself into. What if I’m not really cut out for this?” No matter how much experience you’ve had, it’s easy to doubt yourself and wonder if you’re “good enough” to get to the next level. In working with many leaders over the […]

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What if you can’t get it all done?

If you feel like you’re racing through your day trying to “get it all done,” be careful. You might be doing more harm than good. I know you’ve been conditioned to complete your tasks and meet deadlines, but if you are constantly struggling to keep up, something needs to change. Unfortunately many executive clients with […]

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Are you outcome oriented?

What’s the biggest business obstacle you’re facing? Obstacles are a part of business. Some are external, like the snow storms that hit the country this winter. Businesses scrambled to make the best of a difficult situation. Some obstacles are internal, like employee conflicts that make getting work done next to impossible. I’ve always contended that […]

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Leading Like a True Olympian

Have you been watching the Olympics? It’s inspiring to see the spirit and determination of such extraordinary athletes. Makes me want to work a little harder to achieve my goals — to improve my performance. What would be possible if you improved just one aspect of your leadership performance? Even Olympic athletes can’t work on […]

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Top 10 Leadership Lessons

As the year comes to an end, I am especially grateful for the privilege to work with extraordinary leaders and their teams, serving as a confidante and thinking partner to help them achieve what’s most important. The common thread is their openness to new ideas and ways of thinking as well as their commitment to […]

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Are you speeding up? (Radio interview included)

As you near the end of the year, you likely feel the need to speed up. I admit that I ‘crack the whip’ a bit more this time of year with clients (and with myself) to make sure the essential tasks are completed. I want to finish strong. I want clients to feel a sense […]

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What’s Out of Order?

One morning last week, I tried to enter my office building. I swiped the card key as usual, but the big glass door wouldn’t open. I was hoping to see someone on the inside who could let me in, but it was too early. No one was there. I thought something was wrong with my […]

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