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Can’t Delegate? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I am the new CEO of an asset management firm. I am concerned that my executive team is not up to speed and I am nervous about delegating to them. 820 more words


Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…

Looking in the mirror to see your true self can be scary. You may see behaviors that are not serving you as a leader. And once you are aware of these behaviors, there is always the big question: What are you going to do about it? 386 more words


Time spent in reconnaissance is rarely wasted

Step 4: Conduct Reconnaissance

This diagram depicts the elements of military reconnaissance and, by analogy, those of business reconnaissance. The most important thing to understand is that reconnaissance must be mission driven. 335 more words


Optimizing Product Development: An Agreed Upon Gating Process

In the too recent past I worked with a company who operated in stovepipes.  Although the had a talented executive leadership team they didn’t have in place a gating process that forced them to validate each project against its return on investment and marketability at each gate.  1,637 more words

Business Skills

3 Classic Coaching Techniques—a Butterfly’s Journey

Coaching a senior leader can be complicated. They have lots of demands on their time, huge decisions to make, and often do not get a lot of direct, honest feedback from people around them. 534 more words


Let the light in!

Monday Stand To! by Richard Martin

Expert in Readiness and Exploiting Change

I once worked with a client on developing a new strategy and change plan to implement it. 537 more words


The Pursuit of Excellence

Note: Please contact me if you or anyone you know of is interested in publishing this series as a book (or in any other format). I can also provide a full book proposal and will refer you to my agent. 6,906 more words