When Caring Collides With Candor

The learning never stops as you climb the ranks of corporate leadership. You acquire the technical skills and industry insights necessary to stay ahead of the game. And they just require refresher courses now and then to keep your saw sharpened. But the higher up the ranks you ascend, the...
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Creating a Corporate Culture That Gets Results: Your 7-Point Tribal Checklist

It’s trendy these days to talk about corporate culture.  What’s not to love about corporate culture – assuming it’s a positive, healthy one? Employees working and playing harmoniously with each other. Referring your company to their friends when you have positions open. Wearing your company’s swag while grocery shopping so...
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The Four Keys to a Healthy CEO/CHRO Relationship

Wise CEOs know they must draw from a wide variety of resources to help them lead their companies toward a bright future. Powerful influence comes from all around: books and boards of directors, other leaders we meet at conferences, consultants on occasion, the talent from throughout our entire organization of...
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How to Be a Soul-Sucking CEO

For those of you who have been following my work over the years, you might be thinking, “Garry has lost his mind. He’s telling us all how to do it wrong!” You know that I stand for creating financially successful companies where their tribe members can come to work every...
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Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A

For years, leadership has complained about performance reviews; how torturous they are for all concerned. You already know the complaints – you’ve probably made them yourself: Everyone dreads them – they’re horribly stressful for leaders and their direct reports alike; By the time the annual review rolls around, many of...
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