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Leadership Brief

News and notes to show diversity in action

We are pleased to share our thoughts, ideas and insights, not only about the executive search, culture transformation and performance (change) management services we provide, but also about the relevant trends we see in the healthcare and nonprofit industries.

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Leading Effective Teams

Successful leadership requires a combination of character and competence. How can leaders leverage the key fundamentals of leadership to successfully impact their team?

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Be a Bridge Builder

Be careful when you depart an organization, department or unit, to not burn any bridges, because one day you might need that very passage to cross over to your next position.

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Creating a Mentoring Culture

To sustain successful mentoring cultures, actions should create value and visibility. Organizational leaders who share personal mentoring stories and lead by example increase visibility within the culture.

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What is Unconscious Bias?

Eliminating unconscious bias in the workplace starts with understanding that predispositions are ubiquitous and only those with a negative impact need to be addressed.

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Strategy vs Execution

It’s one thing to know what to do, it’s another thing to do it! Strengthen your mental toughness by modeling the beliefs and behaviors that will achieve the results you desire.

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Doing Your Very Best

It’s one thing to know what do to, its another thing to do it! Strengthen your mental toughness by modeling the beliefs and behaviors that will achieve the results you desire.

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Sage Advice for Getting to the C-Suite

While the road to the C-suite can take different paths, there is consensus that it must be carefully crafted. You have to be patient and be willing to be coached and mentored; and you must put forth the effort to learn “the ropes.”

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Tips for Hiring the Right Candidate

Inasmuch as a bad executive can create havoc, hiring the right candidate is often transformative. Learn some important tips to consider for hiring the right executive based on personal experience and empirical research.

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The Cost of a Wrong Executive Hire

Although some turnover is obviously due to attrition and retirement, studies have suggested that the preponderance of executive separation stem from poor skills match, unclear performance objectives, and a lack of cultural fit.

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Elements of a Strong On-Boarding Program for Diverse Executives

Discussion of on-boarding at the early stages of the search process will go far to uncover and alleviate anything that could derail the new executive’s success.

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Managing Millenials

Since effective leadership requires an understanding of work preferences of your employees, you should be intimately aware of the values that Millennials embrace and the impact of these values on the workplace.

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Leadership Brief Article Archive

Since globalization has become our reality, it is imperative that organizations find ways to transform their rich multiculturalism into quantifiable benefits for all.

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Successful organizations create a performance culture, and continuously strengthen it to achieve results. Learn some valuable tips, including four defining factors for building a high performance culture.

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We pause during Black History Month to celebrate the legacy of civil rights giants such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and efforts to promote racial equality, equity, access and opportunity for all.

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We are told that good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger and achieve greater.

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The best leaders are those who forge their own path and who don’t compromise on who they really are. Embrace vulnerability as your superpower to not only be a stronger leader, but happier too.

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Getting diverse people in a boardroom isn’t enough; we also need to find meaningful ways to connect with each other as people… We can all find small ways to reach out, to embrace differences and to find common ground with each other.

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