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Four Ways to Combat Lukewarm Leadership

By Brian Braudis The CEO of a software firm was tasked with a major change initiative after a large and lengthy acquisition. The Board of Directors wanted to see a definitive integration plan that included a timeline, and an organizational management plan that would ensure the merging of cultures and continued growth for the long-term. […]

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Managers Become Leaders with a Shift in Focus

By Brian Braudis Senior leadership at the corporate headquarters of a large retail chain was entertaining succession planning. What started out as an exercise turned into a sweeping new protocol for transitioning managers into leaders. For the organization, it’s vitally important to get this right. Managers sometimes trip on their way up. Senior leaders can […]

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7 Secrets That Increase Your Leadership Impact

By Brian Braudis  A major concern for senior executives is “bench strength”—that is, the quantity and quality of up-and-coming, potential leaders who are in the pipeline. The problem is that too often these would-be leaders “hold back, shrink and play small.” One CEO recently said, “The potential leaders in our pipeline need to show up, step up, […]