management training

05Dec 2007

Several months ago, I wrote about a recent letter by Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey, the famously underpaid chief executive who at the time was perceived to be America’s best performing CEO. His fall from grace is yet another example of the undermined public faith in the role of CEO. (Mackey recently wrote disparaging remarks […]

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05Dec 2007

Ask any executive about overachievers and they will tell you that they’d love one of these and would probably pay a premium for one. They can likely name several that they’ve had over the years. These are the movers and shakers – often the “go to” people if you want anything done. They are driven, […]

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05Dec 2007

If you do nothing else over the holidays, pick up Marshall Goldsmith’s simple yet consistently Marshall-esque and direct book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful. I recently had a chance to meet Marshall at the Vistage International 50th anniversary conference. His unassuming presence completely disarms you […]

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05Dec 2007

Can you imagine sitting in a virtual conference room with a handful of executives from all over the world, looking at a running car engine in the middle of the table? If you have never heard of The Second Life Grid, it is quickly gaining momentum – not just with gamers and programming enthusiasts, but […]

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04Nov 2007

In his book, Winning, Jack Welch points to a lack of candor in corporate America. One thing that is critical in any company that is determined to grow, learn, and prosper is a culture with the courage to criticize. Although seldom fun for the person doing it – or for the one on the receiving […]

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05Oct 2007

In today’s marketplace, training falls into two main categories: effectiveness training, designed to improve individual performance, and the training organizations do to achieve widespread change across the board. An individual can attend a two-day workshop to learn how to ask better questions or improve his presentation skills and then leave that training session with the […]

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