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Resolved for 2015: Invest in Your Portable Capabilities

By Nathan Bennett How quickly things can change.  What was for years dubbed a “war for talent” fought between employers has now become a “war for jobs” fought by employees.  As the recession has eased, as company prospects have improved, and …

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Reputation is King

Odds are that the person you’ve alienated will still be part of your field many years from now. And you’re in for a long career.

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Who Is Looking Out for No. 1?

Companies need to be structured to match the complexity of the business environment and a COO provides a step in that direction. It’s time to look out for number one by providing them a number two.

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Is your board about to pick the wrong CEO, continued

As you see a company begin making plans to replace a CEO, a key indicator of how well the successor will perform comes from understanding how ready and capable the board is of working together.

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How to be a ‘shock absorber’ continued

The way a leader either absorbs or amplifies the threats that result from these situations plays an enormous role in how employees handle a crises.

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Shocks to the system: Does your leader absorb them or make them worse?

Tough times serve as a crucible for revealing the true nature of a leader, and how he or she can handle – or not – the inevitable shocks to the system.

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Leaders should learn from Olympic divers

My experience suggests that leaders could learn something from the strategy of Olympic divers and their coaches.

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