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The Art Of Mastering Challenging Conversations At Work

Time after time, senior management executives face challenging workplace conversations that they may feel ill-equipped to handle. A challenging conversation is one in which we are out of our comfort zone, but also has the potential to make a significant impact for the better organization-wide. Examples of these types of interactions might involve providing developmental feedback, addressing poor performance, turning down an employee request, handling a complaint or disciplinary process, or meetings in [...]

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Embrace An ‘Integrator Mindset’ For Organizational Success

As leaders, most of us would like to believe that we have the ability to lead organizational transformation effectively. Expert and author Carole Dweck refers to this view as a “growth mindset” – when people work to improve their abilities and skills and, as a result, demonstrate significant improvements in leadership. One major benefit of the growth mindset, Dweck says, is how you view setbacks. People who embrace a growth mindset often view mistakes as [...]

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Developing a Mindset for Success

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been interested in how we perceive our world through the lens of our personal life journey and through our experience in organizations where we have worked. Both of these are a source for the mindset we find ourselves most comfortable in adopting. In addition our experience of what helps us succeed as leaders shapes and fixes our mindsets and these intuitively drive our behavior and approach. This can [...]

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When Companies Collide: Maximizing Acquisitions

What happens when a $94 billion company acquires a $26 billion company¹? We don’t know the punch line to that question yet, but we do know that Microsoft has made news recently for acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. To date, that is Microsoft’s biggest purchase, dwarfing the $8.5 billion they paid for Skype. We know that Microsoft doesn’t have a perfect track record with acquisitions, writing down $7.6 billion in 2015 on Nokia, which [...]

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