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The Power of Three for Business: Focus for CEOs

Would you refuse a $500,000 payday to give a one-hour speech because you were too busy? According to an article by Adrian Dayton that is exactly what Sir Richard Branson did. It seems that Sir Richard only focuses on three main priorities; speaking for a fee is not...

Vigilance is the Price of Safety

As a Navy veteran, I have empathy for the crews of the U.S. Navy Western Pacific based ships that have experienced recent collisions and groundings. My experience, albeit from decades ago, has been echoed in the press and in private conversations I’ve had with former...

Millennials and Baby Boomers have the same aspirations

I’ll bet you were surprised at the title of this blog!! While attending a round table session that focused on talent management for 2017 and beyond, a light bulb went on when participants were discussing millennials and their work aspirations. We have heard them for...

Podcast: The Board’s Role in Organizational Transformation

The Bailey Group’s LEVERAGE Podcast features conversations with exceptional executives and entrepreneurs who possess the ability to successfully lead the transformation of companies and culture. Successful organizational transformation requires alignment of the CEO...

Succession Planning and CEO Personalities

I found the recent Harvard Business Review article “A CEO’s Personality Can Undermine Succession Planning” an interesting read, and it raised a question for me: How can the issues described by the authors (having no succession plan or successor, going through the...