How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis

How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis

How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis The transition from one chief executive officer to another is a high-stakes situation. In the most difficult situations, the outgoing CEO leaves a trail of damaged relationships, financial statements that are suspect, and a sense of...
The Merger Mindset In Action

The Merger Mindset In Action

The Merger Mindset In Action The business news is filled with stories of failed mergers or acquisitions, yet they remain appealing, not because leaders are unaware of the risks but because they don’t believe their deal will fail. The estimates of rate of failure...
Thankful for Opportunity

Thankful for Opportunity

Thankful for Opportunity The first time I was turned down for a job I wanted, it was for a reason I could not comprehend. The owner of the business didn’t like my answer to a question he thought was the be-all, end-all of interview questions. His question, “What do...
Can You Trust Your Boss?

Can You Trust Your Boss?

Can You Trust Your Boss? When a leader is vague, says one thing and does another, or shows little empathy for his or her team, people lose trust. At first, it might not be obvious that we should withdraw trust. We may be wary, but not convinced one way or the...
Delegation – It’s Not What You Think

Delegation – It’s Not What You Think

Delegation – It’s Not What You Think Over and over again, executives, managers and team leaders express that they are over-whelmed, over-scheduled, and just plain, over it.Every possible reason, real or imagined is given for their situation. Often people express deep...