What We're Thinking: Blog

07 Jan

Stop The Game of Tug-of-War With Your Board!

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

It is frighteningly easy for the relationship between a CEO and a board chair to go awry. In difficult economic times, optimism expressed by the CEO intended to maintain staff morale can be viewed by the chair as stubbornness and an unwillingness to face unpleasant realities. Innocent questions from the chair intended to fulfill her

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12 Nov

The Benefits of Having a Multigenerational Board

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

Odds are that the average age on your Board of Directors is around 60, and current research would suggest that three-quarters of your board members are probably over age 45.  The vast majority of CEOs don’t think age diversity is a priority for their board make-up.  Are they right? I think not!  In seven short

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05 Nov

3 Quick Ways To Ignite Your Executive Team

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

You and your executive team have been working hard—too hard—the last several months and you’ve been together a while. There’s no drama, internal or external, and performance metrics are on track. You’re beginning to wonder whether this is a good thing or will complacency set in? So, you’re looking for ways to recognize and/or re-ignite

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22 Oct

Why You Don’t Need a Coach

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

I have never wanted to be one of those executive coaches, so caught up in her own rhetoric and having drank from the Kool-Aid of a million other experts, that she passionately evangelizes on why everyone needs what she has to offer. To everyone she meets. In every setting. All the time. Nope, that’s definitely

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