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Mapping Your Company's Genome

David B. Nast | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

What if you knew exactly what attributes were needed to have a Rock-Star in every position within your company? What if you could evaluate all new hires to help select high-potential candidates and know where they need coaching to perform at their best?

What Business Owners Should Know About Buy-Sell Agreements

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

How would you like your business partner's ex-spouse to help run your company? Does it sound like fun to have a bank own part of your business should your co-founder file for personal bankruptcy?

7 Reasons to Plan for Succession in Your Family Business Today

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

Creating a succession plan makes the future of your business and your intentions clear to everyone involved. Understanding intentions seems simple and of little impact, but the importance of knowing what the current president or CEO wants cannot be stressed enough.

6 Habits Of Highly Successful Mentors

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Being a good mentor not only makes sense from a pay-it-forward point of view, it also makes good business sense. Boomers have all the right ingredients to successfully mentor younger professionals to become successful leaders in their own right.

5 Ways to Shake Up Leadership Development (and Why You Shouldn't Wait to Try Them)

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

You can't be a great company without great leaders, and even the best leaders aren't immortal. Sooner or later (and probably sooner) you'll need to replace them. Is your company ready?

The 4 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

David Finkel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Finkel

If you're like most entrepreneurs you've learned how to hire the old-fashioned way - by painful trial and error. The problem with that (besides the cost and heartache) is that even if you've found things that work, you're likely not hiring as well as you could giving a bit of outside coaching.

Improve Your Success With A Succession Plan

Michelle Brennan Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Brennan Hall

It comes down to communication and realistic financial expectations that lead to successful transitions. Here are a few steps to start with the end in mind.

A Transformational Essential for Executive Leaders: Begin Succession Planning on Hire

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.26.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

"Hiring for fit" is a critical element of succession planning. Once you begin hiring in this way, it is easier to select people who are eager to grow and have the background and ability to move up within the organization over time.

Aren't I Smart and Aren't They Stupid?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The bad habit I'm going to discuss now is another variation on our need to win. It is telling the world how smart we are, how dumb someone else is, or listening to someone else do this.

Hit by the Bus: How to Protect Your Business, Your Family and Yourself

Jack Garson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

The challenges of succession -- both professionally and personally -- don't go away if you ignore them. The need for planning exists. The results are worse if you ignore the difficulty.

Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).

Next Royal Milestone: September 20, 2013

Will Bower | Posted 11.02.2013 | Style
Will Bower

183 years ago, on June 26th, 1830 -- at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 5 days -- William IV became king upon the death of his older brother, George IV. (William IV is probably best known for being the uncle and predecessor of Queen Victoria.)

Rock 'N' Roll Never Forgets

James M. Lynch | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
James M. Lynch

Every generation has a series of songs about not being understood by their parents. When we grow up, we just somehow seem to forget that we were once that misunderstood rock fan.

Father-Daughter Businesses All About Dad

Posted 12.29.2011 | Women

The Grindstone: It's hard enough for a woman to get into the C-suite at a company they work at independently. But what about when Dad is the hiring...

Don't Pick a Failure? Think Again

James M. Citrin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
James M. Citrin

Hiring managers are reticent to take a risk on someone with a visible failure because it opens them up to criticism later on if it doesn't work. Betting on a candidate with a failure takes courage.

Saudi Succession Committee Under the Spotlight as Country Mourns Crown Prince

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

It was business as unusual on the first day of the week in Saudi Arabia, as millions of Saudis woke to the disturbing news of the passing of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, long-time Defense Minister and heir to the throne since 2005.

7 Places Where You Can Still Be Queen

Posted 12.10.2012 | Women

If Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child is a daughter, can she one day be queen? U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping so. He rece...

Sustainable Leadership: The Problem With Iconic Leaders

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

There are many examples in the history of American business that demonstrate how hard it is to replace an iconic leader.

Take Your Boss's Job - With Their Help

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

If moving up the ladder is important to you, then part of managing your career is preparing yourself to succeed your boss. Just because you've been...

Employer vs. Employee Mentality. Which Do You Have?

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

We were coaching a woman (we'll call her Donna) who is an associate partner in a law firm. Donna has been with the firm for 10 years and was promoted...

Losing Our Leaders: Are We Prepared for the Unthinkable?

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

The loss of the Polish President and other key leaders in the April 10th crash of their airliner while attempting to land in Smolensk, Russia seemed e...

Victoria Kennedy: Senate Replacement For Husband Ted Kennedy?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Kennedy married Victoria Anne Reggie in 1992. Kennedy and his closest friends called his decision to ask her out "the smartest move of his life."...

How to Attract the Leaders to Rebuild our Economy

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Offering CEOs big money to come and run companies does not guarantee great leadership. In fact, the practice may attract the wrong leaders altogether.

Jackson Irresponsible If He Died Without Will

Jordan M. Atin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jordan M. Atin

If reports are true, Michael Jackson may have died without a Will. No wonder, he was like a child that would never grow up.

The Politics of Reincarnation

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christal Smith

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China's occupation. I spoke with Pico Iyer, who has traveled extensively with the Dalai Lama, on the situation in Tibet.