Tag Archives: leader

07 Aug

Don’t Make These CEO Mistakes

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Generally speaking, CEOs are a pretty good bunch. They articulate vision and strategic direction, define the culture and values for their organizations, and contribute to their communities. But they are not infallible. Mistakes are made, even by the best CEOs. In many cases, mistakes are forgivable. Even recoverable. However, there are a few mistakes to

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24 Jul

Does Leadership Matter?

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Does leadership matter? And if so, how do senior leaders make a difference? The answer to the first question is yes. According to research referenced in an article titled What We Know About Leadership by Robert Hogan and Robert Kaiser, CEO’s account for about 14% of the variance in firm performance. The answer to the

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10 Jul

Okay, Mr. or Ms. CEO – its time to suck it up and give feedback!

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It is a well-known fact that the best CEOs achieve results because of their ability to set direction and delegate execution accordingly. If they took responsibility for all the day-to-day tasks necessary to keep the organization humming, not only would the organization fail but so would they. Miserably. So most CEOs have learned to delegate

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03 Jul

What Smart CEO’s Know

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’ve often heard — great CEO’s surround themselves with carefully-selected leaders who complement their skills and perspectives.  Strategic leaders help the CEO see the flip side of the coin, ask stimulating questions, and courageously challenge.  They aren’t a mirror image of the CEO. Most CEO’s know they must have a critical partner and business confidante

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26 Jun

Don’t Get Caught “Paying the Piper”

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

An organization’s ability to attract, engage and retain top talent will be the difference between success and failure in the 21st century. Despite this fact, most senior management teams still view talent management as something that can be delegated to HR. Often, talent management gets the focused attention of the senior management team once per

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19 Jun

Why Ask Why???

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One of the most common coaching conversations I have with clients is all about speculating on the “why” of other people’s behavior.  Why did an interaction go wrong (when I thought it went fine)? Why didn’t they understand what I said (after I’d said it so clearly)? Why do they keep doing that (after I’d

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12 Jun

How to Get Started Hiring for the Future

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As we continue to emerge from the recession and transition to “the new economy”, the need to hire new talent will become more urgent. The problem with hiring new talent is… we’re rusty. We’ve made do with what we have for over 2 years and have tried hard to develop and retain talent in the

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05 Jun

Trust the Manager in the Red Cap

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The fast food restaurant is packed.  Rather than fiddle with my iPhone, I gaze into the open kitchen.  It’s buzzing with activity.  My eye is drawn to a diminutive woman in a red cap who is darting from work station to work station.  Clearly, she’s the manager in charge. In minutes, I marvel at the

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29 May

Navigating Through No Man's Land

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Man’s Land is the title of Doug Tatum’s book describing the type of passage entrepreneurs and their businesses must go through if they decide to grow from “small” to “large;” from upstarts of 20-100 employees to “break-out” firms generating anywhere from $50 million to $1 billion in annual revenues. Unfortunately, according to Tatum, the

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10 Aug

The Dog Days of Coaching

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz TaylorBarb Krantz Taylor, , , , , , , , , ,

Recently I got a new puppy that I’m raising to be a performance dog, showing in the breed ring, agility, and herding. Consequently, I’m thinking alot about performance coaching these days – a timely topic as I write this blog.  At the risk of offending some people, dogs, or both; the keys to developing  a high performing dog

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