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“Conflicts look bad. I always prepare touchy agenda points with my 2 senior leaders before leadership team meetings. This way senior leadership presents a united front,” recently mentioned the CEO of a 200-people company. Most leadership teams have too few open, healthy conflicts. This makes them less effective, reduces decision quality, and ultimately slows down business…

“I should demote myself!” joked the head of sales. “It looks like I am better at selling than at managing a sales team.” We were looking at his team’s individual sales numbers. He was selling more when he was a regular salesperson than his whole team today. We too often promote the wrong person into…

Homogeneity among your leadership team is like a decadent creamy chocolate cake: it feels tempting, but when you resist it, you get in much better shape. Increasing diversity on your leadership team leads to better decisions – and better financial results. However we have a natural tendency to surround ourselves with people similar to us:…

Please join us on February 29 for our 20th annual Cocktails and Conversations program, presented by the Women’s Network of Miles & Stockbridge and featuring Brooke Lierman — the 34th Comptroller of the state of Maryland and the first woman to be independently elected to one of our state’s constitutional offices. We’ll kick off Women’s…

Incite Creative Celebrates 24 Years as an Outsourced CMO Trailblazer As the business world looks forward to a fresh start, hiring challenges at the C-level will carry over from 2023 and include additional demands, shedding new light on the value of fractional Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs). Incite Creative, a Maryland-based marketing advisory firm, introduced its outsourced CMO…

Do you want to get rich quickly? Very simple: Buy a business for its actual value, and sell it back right away for what the business owner values it. Many business owners overvalue their own business (after all, isn’t your business the most beautiful baby in the world?). What do you need to pay attention to…

Date: June 16, 2023 Start Time: 12 p.m. EST End Time: 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom Questions: Chat Click here for free Ticket: Deepak Ohri A Bridge Not Too Far: Where Creativity Meets Innovation by Deepak Ohri is a must-read and inspirational book for anyone seeking to harness the power of innovation and creativity to succeed in the business world….

Date: June 9, 2023 Start Time: 12 p.m. EST End Time: 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom Questions: Chat Click here for free Zoom Link: Dr. John White In Why It Matters, John A. White draws on a wealth of expertise acquired across his six-decade career as a corporate leader, chancellor, dean, educator, engineer, and consultant to create a thorough and…

Do you want to learn how to maximize the talents you have to shape the professional future you want and deserve? High Performance Expert Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo author “Claim Your Swagger” click here to participate to speak with the author:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-performance-expert-jennifer-mrozek-sukalo-author-claim-your-swagger-tickets-631814172197

Annapolis, MD – Craig Decker, Managing Director, of Alex.Brown/Decker Global Wealth Group located at 2077 Somerville Road, Suite 320 Annapolis Maryland 21401, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online April 4, 2023. Click…

🤔What is your question-to-statement ratio? 🎓Register for our CEO Workshop about “How to be a better coach for your team” on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 pm EST on Zoom. Register now! 😓Leaders can’t be great CEOs UNLESS they spend less time giving advice, and more time asking great questions. The issue is that many…

How to Heal the Economic and Social Divisions in Society! Best Seller Jennifer Brown author of “How to Be an Inclusive Leader’ click here to meet and speak with the author: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-seller-jennifer-brown-author-of-how-to-be-an-inclusive-leader-tickets-623206446257

Sara Burden, President of Walden Businesses, is a founding member of the Cornerstone International Alliance. The Alliance’s diverse membership creates a global footprint that is unmatched in the lower middle market. That, combined with members’ experience, resources and collaborative efforts are the driving force behind this continued level of success. To date, members have completed…

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“Conflicts look bad. I always prepare touchy agenda points with my 2 senior leaders before leadership team meetings. This way senior leadership presents a united front,” recently mentioned the CEO of a 200-people company. Most leadership teams have too few open, healthy conflicts. This makes them less effective, reduces decision quality, and ultimately slows down business…

I wrote earlier about the value a closed loop employee suggestion program can provide. These do provide significant benefits, but there is no need to limit continuous improvement suggestions to those inside the company. Customer and supplier surveys can provide great insights into such opportunities while also enabling the company to collaborate better with key…

During my first visit to one factory, I quickly noticed on a wall in the lobby a collection of cards with employee suggestions – normally a good sign of a facility’s commitment to continuous improvement and employee engagement. A closer look revealed the opposite – improvement ideas that were months and even quarters old without…

Wealth managers and financial industry observers have pointed out that we are in the midst of a great wealth transfer driven by Baby Boomers. As Boomers (the generation born between 1946 and 1964) have aged, the savings and investments they worked hard to accumulate are now passing via inheritance to younger generations. Yet, what happens…

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