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    When it comes to pursuing an advanced degree, most professionals wonder “Will the output of time and energy be worth it?” It’s a big commitment, especially for established professionals who usually have plenty to balance already. Chris Swan explains what to consider if you are contemplating this pursuit.

    What is the ROI on a Graduate Degree?

    Chris Swan on BlueSteps

    As an executive recruiter, I think about career trajectories a lot. When it comes to pursuing an advanced degree, most professionals wonder-will the output of time and energy be worth it? It’s a big... Read »

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    Is it important to you where you work? Roman Molek, Managing Partner at TRANSEARCH International, highlights the impact corporate culture has on each of us (in Czech).

    Is it important to you where you work?

    Roman Molek on ZaP Web

    Je pro vás důležité, kde pracujete? Jsem si jistý, že ano. V práci trávíme většinu svého života a spokojenost nebo nespokojenost se svou prací výrazně ovlivňuje, zda se cítíme šťa... Read »

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    Our Approach To Employee Engagement Is Not Working

    Naz Beheshti on Forbes

    A staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Employee engagement is sometimes referred to as the holy grail for today’s business leader, and for good reason. According to Gallup a highly... Read »

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    “The actions of leaders are a key driver of employee engagement, but leaders are often surprised to know just how much of an impact they have. Significantly, what they don’t say or do, speaks as loudly as their visible actions.”

    The role of leaders in internal communication

    Megan Thomas on LinkedIn

    While a leader’s presence in the market is likely to be quite evident, the way they communicate internally with their people will not usually be on display. So, if you are an internal comms professi... 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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    Some of the most important lessons are often revealed where we might least expect it, and often in the words of people who’ve walked distinctly different paths than our own up the corporate ladder.

    Working For Your Resume Or Your Eulogy

    on TRANSEARCH International

    Sometimes, if you listen intently enough, some of the most powerful lessons of your executive leadership career can come from some of the most unexpected places. Too often, it seems, global executives... 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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    “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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    “Chief Executives have tremendous resources at their disposal, but they face an acute scarcity in one critical area: Time. Drawing on an in-depth 12-year study, this package examines the unique time management challenges of CEOs and the best strategies for conquering them.”

    3 great articles:

    • How CEOs Manage Time
    • What Do CEOs Actually Do?
    • One CEO’s Approach to Managing His Calendar

    The Leader's Calendar

    on Harvard Business Review

    Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex job. The scope of the organization’s managerial work is vast, encompassing functional agendas, business unit agendas, multiple organizational... Read »

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    Henrik Brabrand explains what an effective leadership team does, and provides key elements that need to be in place for that leadership team to run effectively.

    What makes an effective leadership team?

    Henrik Brabrand on LinkedIn

    Leadership teams can be the difference-maker. They can be key to tying organizations together and accelerating the development- and implementation capabilities of an organization, and they can be inst... Read »

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