Kick Your Culture of Innovation into High Gear: A Generational Approach

Have you heard about Adobe’s Kickbox? It’s a little red box filled with materials that take employees through a six-step, self-guided innovation process.

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How Important Are Generational Differences, Really?

Companies pay millions each year to researchers and consultants to help them understand employees in various generational cohorts. Yet some observers have begun to ask whether companies are going too far, and whether generational divisions are overblown, if they exist at all.

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The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love

Our survey of executives found that being CEO was much tougher than our executives ever imagined, but also much more rewarding.

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Breaking Out of the CEO Bubble

As a CEO, it’s important to develop strategies for breaking out of the CEO’s bubble and adjusting to the lack of candid information.

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Living the Public Life: Are You ready?

Even if a CEO’s interaction with the media is relatively smooth, participants in our study noted the strain of having to be “always on.”

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Building Your Kitchen Cabinet: Ten Critical Steps to Winning Over Your Board

When CEOs enjoy strong relationships with their Boards and individual Board members, they can generally make swifter progress.

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The Leadership Team You Inherit

Joining an organization from outside and inheriting an intact senior team, possibly containing members who had been passed over for the CEO job, brings obvious challenges.

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From Peer to Boss—Mastering the Transition

You’ve been working toward the top spot for years. Now that you are the CEO, you have to lead your former colleagues.

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Memo to New CEOs: Pick A Winning Senior Team

While you might have the authority to make the company’s strategic decisions, you will never have all the information you need to make them nor the time required to implement them.

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Managing the Hand-Off: Advice for The First Hundred Days

Taking the reins as CEO is tricky. Some participants in our CEO study told us of smooth and helpful transitions, others of strained transitions that couldn’t happen fast enough for one or the other party.

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Want to Become CEO? Here's How to Prepare

What does it take to succeed in the top job? In our study of sitting CEOs, executives pointed to six kinds of developmental experiences that they believed had been integral to their success.

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What's Next?

If you are an executive advancing your career, our upcoming series of posts will be of interest to you. In the coming weeks, we will report on the wisdom of 27 CEOs who sat down with us to discuss what they wish they had known prior to becoming CEO.

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"Behavior" Change: Trendy Buzzword or Scientific Solution?

"Behavior" and its derivatives such as "behavior change" and "behavior-based solution" could be joining the race for buzzword status

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Ten Top Blind Spots for Today's Leaders

Over the past decade, our company has compiled a significant database on leaders and their behaviour, specifically related to practices that achieve superior results and create high-commitment cultures.

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To Improve Innovation, Try Behavior

Looking for the key to innovation? Behavior may just be the approach you needed all along.

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The Quiet Revolution

Do your managers give enough feedback? Do your line workers perform job tasks consistenly and well?

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