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1-on-1’s are Great, Unless They’re Bad

More and more businesses–and their employees–are recognizing the value of regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings, whether we call them coaching or mentoring. This is exactly the opposite of those dreaded, unproductive, obligatory, wheel-spinning meetings that gobble up potentially productive time and leave so many people frustrated and resentful. Done right, one-on-one..

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Are You Agile Enough to Survive Uncertainty?

The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs..

  • Scott Anderson
  • November 25, 2016
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5 Proven Keys to Effective Leadership Development

By far the most respected authority on corporate leadership development (and my personal hero) is Marshall Goldsmith. His exhaustive research on executive performance has generated essential information for companies interested in..

  • Scott Anderson
  • November 16, 2016
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Succeeding at Succession with the New “Hybrid” CEO

Steve Blank published a great article last week about succession planning (“Why Visionary CEOs Never Have Visionary Successors”, Harvard Business Review) that made me review my own experience in this..

  • Scott Anderson
  • October 26, 2016
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Seeking the Big Prize: True Focus

An old friend used to say, “You get on base, then you get off base, then you get on base, then you get off base.” This can apply to so..

  • Scott Anderson
  • October 19, 2016
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Achieving Mindfulness: What Works Best?

Anyone who knows me probably also knows I’m a huge fan of mindfulness and meditation. I started meditating years ago and can’t say enough about the benefits for both my personal and professional..

  • Scott Anderson
  • October 12, 2016