What We're Thinking: Blog

07 Dec

Transformational Leaders Create Environments Where Women and Minorities Thrive in Tech

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

The “Women in Leadership Transforming Tech” white paper is the culmination of interviews with several successful women who are C-level leaders in the technology industry and in tech-focused organizations. The white paper explores obstacles faced by women in the tech workforce, ways those challenges are being addressed, and considerations for leaders working to transform organizations

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01 Dec

White Paper: Women in Leadership Transforming Tech

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

The “Women in Leadership Transforming Tech” white paper is the culmination of interviews with several successful women who are C-level leaders in the technology industry and in tech-focused organizations. The white paper explores obstacles faced by women in the tech workforce, ways those challenges are being addressed, and considerations for leaders working to transform organizations

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30 Nov

Advice from a CEO for New Board Members

Sal MondelliBy Sal Mondelli

A portion of this article was originally published by Eide Bailly in its “Nonprofits Talk” blog. I recently stepped down as CEO of 360 Communities, a social services not-for-profit agency serving over 18,000 individuals per year in Dakota County, after serving in that capacity for four and a half years. This was my first opportunity running a not-for-profit

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21 Nov

The Good Side of Politics

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

The United States of America recently elected its 45th president through a longstanding political process. As you well know, the political process is often fraught with issues and challenges (to put it lightly), giving politics a bad rap. Before you get your knickers in a knot, let me assure you—this blog isn’t about the recent

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15 Nov

Leaning In, Even in Retirement

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

The Bailey Group is a partner with Minnesota Public Radio for Conversations on the Creative Economy—a series of discussions with Chris Farrell and local business founders and chief executive officers that explore how they encourage creativity and innovation in their organizations. The second event featured an interview with AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins who shared her insights on the importance

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09 Nov

CEOs: Are You Under-Leading Your Organization?

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

Why were you chosen as CEO for your organization? Where can you uniquely lead your organization that no other CEO can? If you can’t answer these questions, you are almost certainly under-leading your company. CEOs are chosen by their boards for a reason. There is something special about you that ultimately convinced the board you

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02 Nov

Great Leaders Embrace the Insecure Child Inside

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Stress and pressure trigger the emotional brain, which can lead to unhelpful/ineffective responses in a range of leadership situations. Since executives (and many of the rest of us) are under lots of stress and pressure, it stands to reason that their emotional brains will hijack them and bring forth less-than-stellar leadership skills. In fact, Michael

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18 Oct

Accountability Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

One of the topics at a recent onboarding session for some of our CEO advisors was the types of problems CEOs face and how we work with them to solve them. As we were talking, I was reminded that a significant aspect of a CEO advisory engagement (or any executive coaching engagement) is accountability. According

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