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Job #1 Retain Your Top Talent culture leadership management retention talent Jul 02, 2024

Talented business professionals are hard to find. They can be even harder to retain.

My corporate career started in 2002 at Guidant, a medical device company. There, I experienced just how far companies in medical device had to go to retain top talent, so let me set the scene.

In 2002, Cardiac...

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What Does Your Winning Condition Look Like? culture leadership management performance self-awareness Jun 17, 2024

Self-awareness is an essential soft professional skill.

Self-awareness is the ability to look in the mirror and understand your strengths and opportunities.

Early in my coaching engagements, I ask the talented individual I'm working with to describe how she operates in her "Winning...

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Who Has the Power to Change Culture? You Do! culture leadership management Jun 11, 2024

Most businesspeople I talk to identify a healthy company culture as one of the most essential qualities of a high-functioning organization.

I agree.

When I ask professionals the following question, "In a business, who owns creating a great company culture?" a lot of fingers start to point....

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How to Eliminate Quiet Retirement Syndrome leadership management retirement Apr 22, 2024

I spent over 17 years in "Corporate America" and participated in only one retirement celebration. In my opinion, Quiet Retirement Syndrome is a problem.

I remember reading email announcements that said so-and-so was "retiring and is excited to be spending more time with his family."

I thought,...

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Four Experiences to Prep for Commercial Leadership leadership management promotion sales Apr 08, 2024

Figuring out what roles and experiences you need to climb the commercial ladder can be daunting. Most mentors you ask will prescribe roles that they had. Well, that might not work for you.

Most mentors my age, 48 and older, likely advise a talented professional to climb straight through...

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Super Bowl... Super Insights leadership management succession planning Feb 04, 2024

When I was a kid, there was one day a year that I looked forward to staying at home, not going outside, and gluing myself to the television all afternoon and evening. It was Super Bowl Sunday.

For as long as I can remember, Super Bowl Sunday has been a day I look forward to—the food, the...

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