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Leading Successfully Through Change

People react to change in a variety of ways: fear, immediate adoption, reluctance, anger, joy, etc. The truth is, however, that change is a fact of life and often necessary for successful companies. A major challenge I see business executives facing every day is effectively introducing change to employees and getting employee cooperation. The decision to make a change is one thing, but there needs to be a clear strategy for implementing the change that takes into account the employee’s perspective. Read more of … Read More >

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How to Establish Leadership Presence in a Family Business

In any business, problems can ensue for those who ascend to leadership positions — but the challenges are much more profound for successor children in family businesses. In particular, establishing authority in the form of leadership presence can be a large mountain to climb. According to Amy Cuddy, author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, people ask themselves two questions when they size up leaders: Can I trust you? Can I respect you? It’s the latter issue — the ability … Read More >

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The Cost of Poor (or No) Succession Planning

The value of succession planning and the steps that should be taken to ensure successful transitions are topics that have been often written about by leadership experts (including me). What is less talked about is the cost of a poor succession plan, or not even having one; the best case scenario will be chaos and uncertainty, and the worst case: the business fails. Successful business owners will go to great lengths to put policies and procedures in place to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly … Read More >

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4 Behavioral Qualities Shared by Successful Leaders

If you’ve successfully climbed the corporate ladder to become a leader, you may feel you’ve “made it” and your days of being challenged are behind you. Nothing could be further from the truth, as it’s one thing to be a leader, and something else entirely to be a successful leader—someone who has mastered the non-technical skills necessary to garner respect and motivate teams to succeed. It takes much more than being technically proficient to be a great leader. In addition, it’s necessary to develop … Read More >

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Emerging Leaders & Networking: How to Enhance Your Status

Talent, focus and drive are three attributes that are needed to successfully climb the corporate ladder, but it’s also important to have a strong network, and the best way to make those valuable contacts is through networking. A Harvard Business Review article authored by Herminia Ibarra and Mark Hunter, “How Leaders Create and Use Networks,” identified three different types of networking: Operational—contacts made within an organization while working proficiently Personal—contacts who enhance personal or professional development and reflect current and potential interests Strategic—contacts who … Read More >

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