The Changing of the Guard: The 6Ps of Succession Planning and Implementation

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Written by:  Don Hadley One of the biggest challenges organizations face today is “the changing of the guard”.  The examples below briefly demonstrate how … [Read more...]

The Rule of 44 For Hiring “A” Players

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We believe that hiring “A” players is the most important job within an organization and it can be one of the biggest challenges. To get and keep your top performers, … [Read more...]

Sharing is Caring — and Can Lead to Company Success: How Great Business Leaders Can Also Be Great Mentors

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Do you remember what it was like to be the scrappy young upstart in your company? You were probably full of ideas and boundless energy — but you were most likely … [Read more...]

The Difference between Consultants and Guides

In this week's video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the difference between consultants and guides. Let’s start with the definition of consultants:  … [Read more...]

Coaching – You CAN Do It

In this week's video blog our expert guide, Don Hadley, discusses the importance of coaching. Sometimes leaders may say “I can’t do it.” However, coaching is not … [Read more...]

Bowling With Your Boss: Evaluation Cruelty

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Imagine bowling with your boss… You throw the ball down the lane, but your boss has a sheet between you and the pins. You hear something happening, lots of noise, but … [Read more...]

Be Real to Be the Best

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We have a client who is planning to become President of an association shortly.  We have worked with him, his business and his family for years.  He is a good man who … [Read more...]

Don’t Make Dreams Your Master

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Dreams are a tool, in that they can give us a starting point. A discharge of the information collected from that day, likely with some reorganization. In many ways, … [Read more...]

Make Time for Later Now

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Planning for the future right now is critical for organizations to be successful. In a recent meeting, a Leadership Team voiced frustrations that they had “no time to … [Read more...]

Leading From the Middle

A while back, a leader we were working with was in a tough spot. He was trying to get the boss (the owner) to grow the business. But no matter what he did, he could not … [Read more...]