In a candid conversation, a client shared his concern that he and others don’t ask the right questions when getting updates from direct reports. He said, “We ask yes/no questions that don’t encourage introspection. Questions like, ‘Is the project done?’ Or, ‘Do you have what you need?’” Instead, he suggested, and I agree, that we […]

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When leaders think about sustainability, they often focus on their business model. But, what about succession planning? What about nurturing a cadre of future leaders who are prepared to take the business forward – not just maintain it, but strengthen it and grow it. Here are three ways to develop the next generation of leaders. […]

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