Leadership

Great leadership skills help direct teams to success. Read more about our insights and how we've helped other executives like you succeed.
 


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Finding a job in the middle of a pandemic is hard, and for those over 50, it can feel daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. In this blog post, Executive Mentors Debbie Rudan and Bob Puissant come together to share their best tips and strategies for finding a new job after 50.
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When you find yourself in a conversation about a position you want, whether it be during an interview or while networking, it’s important to have practiced and memorized talking points. In this blog post, Executive Mentor Debbie Rudan provides examples of an effective communication strategy and her thoughts on how to be successful during an interview.
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Seasoned executives always seem to have a toolbox loaded with checklists, guidebooks, templates and other helpful articles at their fingertips. At any given moment, they can choose the tool they need to foster authentic discussion, solve a company problem or manage the group dynamic. Using tools gives a group a common language and framework, while allowing creative thinking. Keep reading to learn more about a few favorite tools in EA Executive Mentor Susan Ellmaurer’s manager toolkit.
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Professional networking is one of the most talked about strategies for advancing one’s career, but it’s also a life skill that builds confidence, provides perspective, grows authenticity and uncovers hidden possibilities within. Here are Executive Mentor Suzanne Weyers’ professional networking tips that everyone should know.
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Executive Agenda Group Chair Gene Wright reflects on his servant leadership journey and how the concept is embedded into the EA process.
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Having a strong internal communications plan isn’t trendy, it’s a solid law of leadership, just ask Group Chair/Executive Mentor Nancy Kane who jumped online recently to discuss the importance of leadership language when times are tough.
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Emotional health is an important part of overall health, and it’s just as important as physical health and safety. This blog post offers a few ways leaders can help their team members be emotionally healthy.
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You’ve earned your graduate degree, and your career is going well. But now what?
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What is executive mentoring?
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Are you more Spock or Kirk? Measuring your leadership flexibility and adaptability is an essential first step in dealing effectively with today’s business world. This article from EA Group Chair Nancy Kane examines the importance of adaptability in the workplace and why effective leaders are comfortable experimenting with new ideas, possess crystal clear core values and have characteristics of both Capt. Kirk and Dr. Spock.
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Part of our mission at Executive Agenda is to develop leaders who believe companies are better served if they consider all stakeholders in business decisions. This blog post by EA Group Chair Marianne Dickson looks at servant leadership and explains why true leaders understand they are not the most important person in the room.
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It was difficult to decide what to write about in our very first blog post. So after developing various categories for our ideas, we selected a topic that was popular on our previous website. In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni examines why effective teams are so rare, and he provides specific recommendations for eliminating barriers that lead to dysfunctional teams.
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