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Published on: Thursday, March 08, 2012

While You Were Out…

 
Can a "Quiet Leader" also be a "Bold Leader?" a VP of operations asked of other ExecuNet members in the General Management Roundtable. "Sometimes the best leaders are the 'Quiet Leaders,'" he noticed.

"When I think of quiet leadership, I think of men and women who lead by example rather than words, be they spoken loudly or softly," ExecuNet founder and CEO Dave Opton replied, noting Colin Powell as someone who came to mind.

 

Published on: Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Are You Chasing the Next Dollar or Truly Engaging Customers for the Long-Term?

Posted By: Joseph Daniel McCool
Filed Under: leadership, joseph daniel mccool, customer satisfaction, value
 
My takeaways from two recent interviews with ExecuNet members intersected by pure serendipity, but they would lead many business leaders quite purposefully to this conclusion:

If your sales teams are simply chasing the next dollar and failing to meaningfully engage your customers, they may not be your customers for much longer.

 

Published on: Thursday, March 01, 2012

When Your Company Has the Urge to Merge

 
The economy is already a destabilizing external force, but many employees have added uncertainty when their own companies merge or acquire other businesses, or get sold. What used to be so familiar becomes unknown, and even worse, job security can disappear. When two companies become one, redundant headcount is often reduced; reorganizations occur; leadership can change; and cultures shift.

An ExecuNet member shared the difficulties his organization encountered in assimilating employees after purchasing several smaller businesses, and called upon his peer General Mangers for suggestions about how they coped in similar situations.

 

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