Monthly Archives: December 2012

LEADING AND MANAGING: THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

Managing and Leading a business today is more challenging than ever: the state of the economy, increased competition, better informed customers, technology, etc. Leaders need to be present and display extraordinary skills in at least three main, constant spaces: • Creating, articulating and executing a Vision • Creating, managing and developing successful teams and management

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LEADERSHIP STYLES… IN REALITY TV!

10 years ago an interesting TV show format was launched, now called reality TV, centered on a small New York State shop that designed and fabricated customized motorcycles. The shop was a family run operation, headed by ‘Senior’, a combination of biker and body builder, and two of his sons. The basic premise of the

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LEADERSHIP COACHING: GREAT OPPORTUNITY

By my account, over the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work closely with no less than 300 senior leaders from some of the world’s best-known airlines and service companies. I’m talking about C-Level individuals, Board Members and Consultants from some of the top global firms. We would talk about different

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FROM DREAM JOB TO NIGHTMARE

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the pros and cons of going self-employed in today’s environment. Both of us had enjoyed a steady and successful track in the corporate world, getting jobs and promotions in a relatively stable company with competitive salaries and perks. But at some point we both realized that

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DO YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP PRESENCE?

I was coaching a young professional who has recently been promoted to his first significant management and leadership position. Some of the challenges we discussed had to do with establishing a level of influence with his boss, who also owns the business, and attempt to change the strategic direction of the company. A separate goal

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT: WHAT CHANGES FIRST?

Since the 2008 downturn I’ve been involved in a few, significant, ‘Change Management’ initiatives in companies with several thousands of employees, multiple work centers and ‘far reaching’ action plans aimed at transforming every aspect of the business. The standard theme was to identify and execute as many initiatives to increase revenues, reduce costs, improve productivity,

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BECOMING A BETTER LEADER

For the past 26 years I have enjoyed a most rewarding career that has developed far beyond my original expectations. My journey includes being an airline check-in agent, a trainer, a project manager, and a string of different roles as a manager and leader up to a C Level executive. When I took my first

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