Month: July 2021

Has Mick Jagger become Washington’s newest consultant? He currently has Washington D.C. singing his Rolling Stone magazine designated 100th greatest song of all time—”You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find, you get what you need”—with him. On Wednesday, the heralded bipartisan group of Senators who have been negotiating the terms of
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Felix Yiu built Apricot Designs into a multibillion-dollar company over 32 years and then sold the maker of pharmaceutical liquid-handling equipment to SPT Labtech in January. It was a strategic sale within the industry, and the 65-year-old Yiu is staying on only for a year as a consultant. “At my age, there are things I
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It might sound elementary, but our anecdotal evidence shows that companies actively setting big goals typically leads to business growth and sustainability. Of course, ‘shooting for the stars’ often entails experiencing failure. I have encountered significant failure in my career, but even when I didn’t hit all of my objectives, keeping a “go big” mentality helped
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The qualities that make exceptional leaders and CEOs are widely discussed. Great leaders approach tasks with clarity, are organized, and demonstrate other positive traits. But there is one thing that is the foundation of successful leadership: emotional intelligence. That is the ability to empathize with the emotions of others and manage your own. Developing emotional intelligence demonstrates a solid commitment to leadership. It’s essential to understand the following
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I applaud the efforts of organizational leaders who take well-considered steps to promote the core values of respect and inclusiveness. But can we agree that sometimes just a few not-so-well-considered words will undermine even the most carefully designed, well-intentioned actions? It’s time that we re-think some overly common terminology if we truly seek to foster
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Climate crises and environmental disasters. Covid-19 and its variants. Social upheaval. Racial justice reckoning. Geopolitical conflict. Washington dysfunction. These and other disruptive forces are driving business leaders to rethink virtually every aspect of how their organizations operate. Disruption isn’t expected to ease up anytime soon–and it’s keeping business leaders awake at night. In the AlixPartners
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What can organizational leaders learn from an unemployed, unmarried woman who lived more than two hundred years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. Jane Austen offers organizational leaders six tools for cultivating a post pandemic culture that develops, inspires, and sustains women leaders no matter what  constraint they face whether COVID or otherwise.
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