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    Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Pfizer, explains why creating the right culture is critical to a company’s long-term success. He explains how their unique ownership culture ‘OWNIT!’ has helped the organisation grow stronger.

    Culture Matters... and is a Key Growth Driver

    Ian C. Read on LinkedIn

    Creating the right culture is critical to a company’s long-term success. It enables an organization to attract and retain the most talented and dedicated colleagues, to maximize colleague engagement... Read »

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    “As digital tightens its grip on business models, new ways of working and organisational practices are migrating from the tech world into the wider business community as it undergoes the often fraught process of digital transformation. Enter the chief product officer, the executive charged with making sure it all runs smoothly.”

    The Rising Influence Of The Chief Product Officer

    Tess Bennett on Which-50

    Answering to the CEO, the CPO typically has a broad purview at the intersection of tech, user and business requirements. Read »

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    What do we do when someone comes to the team? How far does it rest on those who arrive? Should you adopt a traditional way of incorporating talent, or consider a more disruptive practice? Carlos Cortés provides questions and tips to aid the integration of new talent into your organisation. (in Spanish)

    Integration

    Carlos Cortés on LinkedIn

    What do we do when someone comes to the team? How far does it rest on those who arrive? Read »

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    Henrik Brabrand presents a simple plan to help you obtain a better understanding of yourself, identify your drivers and goals and create a new and more rewarding future.

    Build Your Executive Life Plan

    Henrik Brabrand on LinkedIn

    Most people - including executives at all levels - do not have a plan for their lives, and some even drift along and just let life happen to them. They may plan their careers or major projects like re... Read »

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    How 100 smart women discovered six unexpected benefits from an unlikely escape.

    Chris Toussaint on The Slade Report

    Playing a team sport like football is so much more than running around an oval and kicking a ball. Read »

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    Just as CEOs lead companies, we each assumed the chief executive role for our own careers the minute we stepped out into the working world. In that capacity, we have to protect and nurture our interests and prospects, just like the big guys do.

    How To Transition Into A New Industry

    John Ryan on TRANSEARCH USA

    You deserve a job that has a lush potential for future growth. It’s waiting for you. Go out there and grab it. Read »

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    How can leaders translate the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute? Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, it’s better to develop a small set of priorities that everyone gets behind to produce results.

    Turning Strategy Into Results

    Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Charles Sull, James Yoder on MIT Sloan Management Review

    Strategy Planning Results Strategy, at its heart, is about choice. Few companies succeed by making a single big bet. Most winning strategies are based on a bundle of choices about, among other things... Read »

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    Are You Getting the Best Out of Your Executive Team?

    on Center for Creative Leadership

    An executive team is a powerful asset for any organization. A strong C-suite mobilizes everyone in the organization to propel the organization’s vision and strategy forward. Yet too often this consi... Read »

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    When thinking about leadership skills, it is pertinent to remember what Alexander the Great said, “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

    How to Become an Inspiring Executive

    KV Dipu on BlueSteps

    A recent survey of executives about traits needed to succeed as an executive highlighted leadership skills as the most commonly cited one. While there are several definitions of leadership skills (pra... Read »

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    “We offer guidance for choosing the best type, tone, sequence, and framing of questions and for deciding what and how much information to share to reap the most benefit from our interactions, not just for ourselves but for our organizations.”

    The Surprising Power of Questions

    Alison Wood, BrooksLeslie K. John on Harvard Business Review

    Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike pro... Read »

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