Individual Accountability

Leadership Accountability Starts with the CEO

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Industry Week. Are your top people taking personal ownership, or waiting for permission to act? It’s all too common that the CEOs I work with experience a moment of dread—one where they realize that the leaders across their organizations aren’t ready to lead the company …

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Are you embodying the 5 principles to build great teams?

“Some of the best executives are successful because they never take on work that doesn’t play to their strengths or their passions.” THE BIG IDEA:   Leaders must have self-awareness so they can have clarity around purpose and passion   In a career that has spanned three decades, Jim Reid has been a trusted advisor and …

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15 Ways Leaders Can Lead in an Uncertain Environment

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Forbes Business Council. If I’ve learned anything over the last two years, it’s that the best leaders can adapt their leadership to respond to critical inflection points, events that change and disrupt the normal course of business. And further, that leaders who are unwilling to adapt …

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How must you help your leaders embrace change during an M&A?

THE BIG IDEA:  Faced with an M&A, leaders must let go of past accomplishments and embrace new challenges   Following nearly three decades of work in corporate America, Jennifer Fondrevay is the self-described “M&A Whisperer,” one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on human capital. Currently, Fondrevay wears several …

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Do You Need Your Leaders To Step Up? Take A Real Vacation

BIG IDEA: After these past two years, you really need a vacation.   Our hybrid work world makes it easier than ever to push vacations to the back burner. Or, take a “kind of” vacation.  For many leaders I know, vacations are becoming quasi-vacations.  They’re away, but not truly ever away. They’re so used to living in …

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It’s time for a Mid-Year Gut Check: How are you stepping up as a leader?

BIG IDEA: We’re midway through the year. Time to pause and reflect. A bit over two years ago, we all had to pivot to working remotely, which was an enormous challenge for leaders in particular. Robbed of the ability to walk around the office and drop in on their direct reports, they had to find …

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15 Ways To Build Community Across Your Organization & On Your Team

Note: A version of this article was originally published on Forbes Business Council. How can it be that when technology has allowed us to be more connected than ever before, so many of us feel more disconnected and isolated? Most of us are aware that the absence of social interaction that accompanied the pandemic eroded our …

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It’s Time To Recommit To Your Leadership Role

Note: This article was originally featured in Forbes. If you are like most of the leaders I work with, you might be feeling overloaded, overworked and overwhelmed right now. And it’s all for good reasons. We’re in the midst of a mass manager migration. Being a leader is perhaps more demanding and less rewarding than …

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