Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

Strategy Driven

Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

Leading from a Strong Moral Center

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About the Author: Linda Fisher Thornton is one of the 2013 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics? By Guest Author Linda Fisher Thornton. In a fast-paced global society, we need a strong moral foundation.

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Achieving Sustainable Growth

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Success Work lifeThe "New Normal" defines the business environment where individual companies must shape their own paths to growth.

What is "Perspective"?

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life Also known as worldview, mental model or mind-set , our perspective of the world is based on the sum total of our knowledge and experiences.

A Feminine Leadership Way of Doing Things

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Chief Executive Officer, Susan Schor, was teaching courses in on " leadership skills " and "interpersonal skills" at the Pace University business school when she and Eileen Fisher met. Source: The New Yorker, September 23, 2013.

How to Implement and Optimize Coaching

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Personal Coaching Skills Work life Coaching is one of the fastest growing business phenomena in the world.

Conversations Leaders Must Have

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Work lifeThe book " Leadership Conversations " by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz challenges managers to become great leaders by holding effective conversations.

Bench your Inner Coach

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According to a 2013 Forbes survey, nearly 100% of CEOs wish they had coaching or leadership advice from outside coaches and consultants. Many directors, given their age, do not have personal experience with professional coaches or individual executive advisors.

The Leader's Role in Vision Development

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Transferable Skills: Results, Vision, Execution. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h. The "Vision" describes the organization three to five years from now, answering the question "where are we going" in a way that makes us want to get there.

What's in a Leader's Mind?

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Authentic leaders have absorbed a fundamental fact -- that you can''t get around life''s inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious.

Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

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That executive decision began the downfall of the company. William Lynch resigned as chief executive, effective immediately, in the wake of last month''s news that losses at the bookseller''s Nook digital business had more than doubled for the quarter ended April 27.

It Ain't Nobody's Business

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Success Work lifeImpeccable leadership is critical for any organization to remain adaptable and viable. However, too much emphasis on a leader at the top lets far too many other people off the hook. That's because every single person with some stake in an organization must be empowered to lead within his or her domain of responsibility.

Miss Universe Connection

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Only once did Trump steer the pageant away from temperate environments--in November, 2013, when Miss Universe took place in Russia. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Current Affairs Ethics Games Leadership Memes Safety & Security Tips What is Donald Trump Donald Trump Jeffrey Toobin Jr. Donald Trump kept the Miss Universe Pageant true to its origins as a swimsuit competition by setting the ceremony in warm-weather locations.

Your Decision Logic

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Books Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life In today''s fast-paced and hyperconnected global economy, leaders are pressured to make multiple decisions and do so quickly. .

Catching the Liar in All of Us

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Of 462 executives who were asked, "What characteristics are needed to be an effective leader today?" Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Ethics Failure Leadership Memes Self Assessment Success Work life

What it takes to Follow the Leader

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Skills Success What is The aim of every aspiring leader should be to move people emotionally in a way that releases their discretionary effort in the act of followership. . People who blindly and obey are of little use to the modern corporate leader. In many ways we get the followers we deserve. Every fully functioning human being is motivated.

Leader, Being Fit Matters.

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New research suggests that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive's perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job. Leadership experts and executive recruiters say that staying trim is now virtually required for anyone on track for the corner office. We have stereotypes about fat," he adds, "so when we see a senior executive who's overweight, our initial reaction isn't positive.".

Strategy is Choice

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Skills What is Work lifeMost people think that strategy is about analysis and plans, rather than about choice. Where do you choose to play? And on that chosen playing field, how do you choose to win? Without clear choices, firms have no chance of winning. For example, they analyze a lot of things before figuring out what is worth analyzing and important to analyze.

Leaders' Lack of Interaction Skills

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Ninety percent of executives act before checking their understanding of an issue and are ineffective at inviting ideas from others. Only 11 percent of executives successfully preserve their colleagues’ self-esteem and display empathy demonstrating interpersonal diplomacy.

The Power of Collaborative Leadership

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Work life The Power of Collaborative Leadership by Bert Frydman, Iva Wilson and JoAnne Wyer has arisen from the spirit of partnership and mutual inquiry. It is a rare book, one that actually captures "thinking in the moment" from experienced practitioners. It reflects the complexity of feelings and multiplicity of interpretations that coexist in complex change efforts.

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Filling Critical Organizational Roles

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employers report having an ample pipeline that will cover most of their leadership and management needs, according to a global survey of more than 2,000 senior human resources executives in 14 countries by Right Management. Only 4% of U.S.

Women's Leadership Can Shatter Stereotypes

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When a woman exhibits the same executive qualities, she is labeled a brusque, overbearing b h. . BREAKING THROUGH B H: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly" takes an authoritative, sometimes controversial approach, using stories from executives at the highest corporate levels to show how women can hone their innate skills, rise to the top, and be effective, outstanding leaders. Tosi on April 1, 2013.

Untapped Talent

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Breaking through that wall where one became an officer of the company, however, was a very different story. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Women Work life Most of us have untapped talents that are tied to something unique in our makeup. Race, gender, physical factors, socioeconomic factors--anything that shapes us--all work together to define the talents that we either tap or fail to tap.

Do you believe that to attain anything, control is a necessity?

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However, onboarding coaching of the newly recruited or promoted executive can turnaround this high rate of failure. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Failure Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Work life building trust cooperation getting it done guidebook Iris Dorreboom leadership onboarding coaching new leaders Rudi de Graaf As a leadership onboarding coach, I know that to achieve anything, the necessity is to show trust.

Shaking up Yahoo is an effective change management strategy.

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Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Work lifeYahoo—that has struggled to come up with new ideas—is making a smart call. Most studies of telecommuting focus on how working from home affects employees. Less often discussed is how telecommuting affects employers. And the research on this suggests that for Yahoo the costs of telecommuting dwarf its benefits.

If you can't trust the White House, who can you trust?

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And he incorrectly claimed that ridership on Washington's subway system was higher than on Inauguration Day in 2013. Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Safety & Security Self-Awareness Skills What is Central Intelligence Agency Inauguration Day Internal Revenue Service Kellyanne Conway Mr. Obama Nielsen The New York Times Trump Washington Post White House spokesman

Leadership Interview | Brad Lomenick

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . In this leadership interview, Mike Myatt of N2growth interviews Brad Lomenick of Catalyst.

Women Leadership Changes in 2013

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General Motors named Mary Barra to be the next chief executive officer (CEO). Park Geun Hye took office as South Korea''s president. Still, in the year that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg published " Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ," women everywhere made impressive economic and political gains. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 19, 2013. Catalyst Take on Women Leaders in 2013.

Shift Perspective to Get Innovation Right

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Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Work life All beliefs are built upon a set of assumptions. . Our assumptions/beliefs are the elements we use to construct new ideas in our imagination, and they constrain us to what we readily accept and believe is possible. When these intangible assumptions/beliefs change, there is a corresponding effect that changes what we imagine and then in turn what we create.

Tolerance Versus Free Speech – Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . I have watched quietly, curiously, and with great interest the intense emotions surrounding the controversy with regard to recent comments made by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson in the January issue of GQ.

A Crisis Of Leadership – What’s Next?

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . While today’s column could focus solely on the government shutdown or various components thereof, a lack of leadership isn’t just a problem in the United States; it’s a global problem.

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.

Boards Remain Pale, Male and Stale — Old Boys’ Club Alive And Well

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . As rapidly as times change and business evolves, one topic clearly hasn’t kept pace – board diversity.

Top 10 Reasons Diversity Is Good For The Boardroom

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . Crisis Management Innovation Leadership Success Talent Management Board Diversity diversity in the workplace executive diversity hiring for diversity Mike Myatt N2growth workplace diversity

The Leadership Lesson They Don’t Teach In Business School But Should

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . I’ve always believed leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity, but I’m afraid in recent times many leaders are losing that battle.

5 Safe Decisions That Aren’t So Safe

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . I’ve found safe decisions rarely are. Great leaders possess the courage to not only seek out the right decision, but they also understand the importance of giving others permission to do the same.

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end?

The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . Just today, Thinkers50 announced their shortlist for the 2013 awards. Every two years since 2001, Thinkers50 has published their ranking of the world’s top 50 management and leadership thinkers.

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8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership.

CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite — Bad Idea

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . There’s no denying every chief executive has an expiration date. Leadership Miscellaneous Rants ceo tenure CEO term limits how long should a ceo stay in office Mike Myatt

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The Silent CEO Addiction Killing Productivity And Talent Development

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . Corporate America’s dependency on consulting firms is nothing short of substance abuse in the purest form.

9 Reasons To Lead In A No Spin Zone

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . Leadership not deeply rooted in a foundation of truth is leadership destined to fail. The reality is the best leaders are also absolutists when it comes to truth – they view truth as a non-negotiable.

12 Leadership Qualities of an Often Overlooked President

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By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . I’m a big fan of author and historian David McCullough. His writing has a way of transporting me back in time like few other authors can.