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Lead with a Coherent Strategy

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By Guest Authors from Booz & Company : Partner, Paul Leinwand and Managing Director, Cesare Mainardi .

Training the Mind

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A 2010 Harvard study about mind-wandering stated, "Forty-seven percent of our life is lost in thought. " Meditation " is hard to define, because the word can apply to so many things. In the broadest sense, it is any method used to train the mind or to achieve a special state of consciousness.

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Five Traits that Define Clutch Performers

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Power of Positive Leadership

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The Ambition Gap

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Before 2010, “if you didn’t work a full year, it was very hard to get the top [performance] ranking,” remembers Jennifer Allyn, the firm’s diversity-strategy leader. Fueling the ambition gap may be the current culture of work, one which does no favors for men or women, and one in which fealty to work is all—at all hours—as caregiving and family life are shunted to the margins.

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Building a Cohesive Culture

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The Greater Good: Character Matters

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Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

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. RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award. Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Norm Jacobson. Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. Sid Johnson. Jayco, Inc. The RV Financing Community. Pete Liegl. Forest River, Inc. Wade Thompson. Thor Industries. Jim Sheldon. Monaco Coach Corporation. Don Walter. Starcraft RV. Mel Adams. Airxcel, Inc. Thompson. Thompson Associates, Inc. Thomas Faludy. Carefree of Colorado.

Where are they now without executive onboarding coaching?

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The Path to Transparency

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Source: Sunday Magazine, New York Times, December 19, 2010. Transparency is secretive business. WikiLeaks, the swashbuckling new-media organization whose motto is “We open governments,” relies on a technology of extreme reticence called Tor Hidden Services — a part of the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated not to light and clarity but to shadows and opacity, to the increasingly difficult art of keeping secrets online. Transparent: The Freedom of Secrecy (read: "Deep Throat").

Diagnosis: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

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Many Aren't Concerned Regarding Work/Life Balance

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By comparison, 55% of 800 senior executives surveyed worldwide in 2010 by BlueSteps said they didn''t believe their work/life balance was satisfactory. Can you work long hours without sacrificing your personal life? More senior executives think that is possible.

CEO Disease Symptoms

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" CEOs often hear what they want to hear rather than what really is on the minds of their subordinates," said Mark Anderson, president of ExecuNet, that conducted a survey of 2,463 C-level respondents in December 2010. CEOs think of guiding the ship as their purview.". Rank-and-file employees often complain that CEOs don't understand what motivates them. It turns out, CEOs aren't much better at naming what motivates their "C-level" direct reports, either.

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Life's Aha! Moments Encourage Introspection and a Search for Meaning

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After Professor Christensen's heart attack, which required immediate stenting, and treatment for follicular lymphoma, during the first half of 2010, there were some who wished he'd slow down; those close to him knew he wouldn't. Then, on Sunday, July 18, 2010, lightning struck a third time.

Six Guidelines for Resolving Intergenerational Conflict

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From Boomers to Linksters--Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work (Amacom, 2010). By Larry and Meagan Johnson.

NeuroLeadership Summit

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Herrmann-Nehdi has been a speaker at previous NeuroLeadership Summits and filed this video report from the 2010 event in Boston.

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Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

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Mr. Lynch had been named chief executive in March 2010, having previously run the company''s website. First Borders, then Barnes & Noble CEOs make the wrong leadership decisions. Borders was founded by two brothers; Tom and Louis Borders, in 1971 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Leading with Why

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What to do with the annual Performance Review?

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Why Employees Hate their New Boss

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Business Intelligence: Barriers to Sharing Knowledge

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A great deal of valuable knowledge gained by experience is unconscious to the individual who has the knowledge. Experts do not know that they know. They make decisions and assumptions so quickly that they often do not realize the steps they perform automatically. When they share their thought process for the first time with others, they often skip many important steps. The human mind stores knowledge for rapid processing of information, not for explanation.

The Unprepared Salesman

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Succession Planning: Four Rules for Success

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Contrarian Analysis Can Keep You Ahead of the Herd in 2011

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Have you ever noticed that much of the time, the forecasts for what’s going to happen next are quite often just more of what happened last ? There’s no real insight, just “ expect more of the same.”.

How do you see the world?

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Wasted Human Capital

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A Georgetown University study of the class of 2010 at the country’s 193 most selective colleges found that as entering freshmen, only 15 percent of students came from the bottom half of the income distribution. Sixty-seven percent came from the highest-earning fourth of the distribution. These statistics mean that on many campuses affluent students outnumber middle-class students. “We

Sex-Plus Discrimination

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Spiral Dynamics: A Meta Model

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Two out of every Five CEOs Fail

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Does 2010's 4th. Quarter Results Signal Good Times?

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Obviously, more people fell they would be worse off than in the future than they did in the fourth quarter of 2010. To balance the budget, the county laid off 23 public employees at the end of 2010 and raised its property tax by 2.5%. Gross domestic product (GDP)—a broad measure of all goods and services produced—grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the government said Friday. That's up from the 2.6% pace notched the quarter before.

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Integrated Marketing and Social Networks

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billion in 2010, according to research firm eMarketer. Borders Group Inc.,

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Succession Planning -- Tackling the Talent Problem

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ii] CedarCrestone2009-2010 HR Systems Survey (January 2010). By Guest Author Sean Conrad. Many business drivers – from corporate governance legislation, to skilled labor shortages, to generational demographic shifts - have placed succession planning on the agenda of executives worldwide.

Women Entrepreneurs and Business Development

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Overcoming the Oxymoron: Family Business

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in 2010 & 2011: 30% Discussions about future strategy. Over the past few years, more family-firm leaders have been turning to executive-education courses tailored to their needs.

NCAA's Leadership Failure in Governing the Commercialization of College Sports

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The problems of college football seemed to move from the admittedly serious to the plain hard-to-believe last week with the news that a major donor to the University of Miami had admitted to providing cash payments, prostitutes and lavish gifts to 72 Hurricanes players from 2002 through 2010.

Your Genius

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This very question was asked at the 2010 TEDGlobal Conference in a powerful talk that redefined genius as something we all have, but need to find within. "No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him." Are you a genius? James Russell Lowell. Yet, we've been conditioned to believe that geniuses are something we only read about in history books; Einstein and Mozart but not us.

Are You Fretting over the Economy?

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Now YOU can get this important eBook packed with insightful analysis from 2010 and 2011 Elliott Wave Theorist and Elliott Wave Financial Forecast. -- all you need is a free Club EWI password. As the DJIA fell 2% to close below 12,000 on August 2, one theme rang across major financial websites.

Job Search and Person-to-Person Networking

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Online Network (2010). Person-to-person networking continues to be job seekers’ most successful tool, according to a study by Right Management. The firm analyzed job data on the nearly 60,000 individuals throughout North America to whom it provided career transition services over the past three years. Traditional networking was the source of new career opportunities for 41% of job candidates last year, while Internet job boards accounted for 25% of new positions landed.

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Keys to Leadership Success

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Political Savvy Leaders

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