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Growing Leaders | October 18, 2017
What We Want From Leaders - Safety
We are surrounded by proclamations of leadership. But, do we think enough about why we need a leader?
Transforming Organizations | August 29, 2017
The Importance of Redefining Values During Culture Change
values of the company displayed all over the office is not an unusual sight. More often than not- that is exactly what they are.
Growing Leaders | May 22, 2017
Does the Leader Matter?
What exactly does the coach as leader contribute to success of a team?
Developing Leadership Teams | January 23, 2017
Are There Gaps in Your Leadership Teams' Alignment?
Lack of teamwork at the top creates collateral damage.
Advising CEOs | January 10, 2017
5 Ways to Get the Most out of the CEO Evaluation Process
The nuances of planning and evaluating CEO performance play a huge role in determining the value gained from the process. These five principles can help.
Advising CEOs, Developing Leadership Teams | December 6, 2016
A “New Normal” for the C-Suite: Learning Agile Leaders
What are CEOs looking for in the next generation of C-Suite leaders? And how to begin to develop those muscles on your team.
Developing Leadership Teams, Growing Leaders | November 10, 2016
How the Most Successful Sports Team of All Time Uses Shared Leadership
In an elite sport in which good leaders can produce the extra 10% needed for success, the All Blacks coach shares leadership with some of the players.
Growing Leaders | October 25, 2016
Conquer Culture Change by Attacking This Challenge
Changing your culture? Here is a short checklist to reflect on before you begin the culture change process with some helpful tips to help facilitate the change.
Transforming Organizations | October 11, 2016
How to Orchestrate a Successful Company Transformation
The CEO strategically determines how a company needs to change. Here are 4 practices for CEOs to successfully design and orchestrate major transformations.
Growing Leaders | October 2, 2016
Why the quantitative isn't always sufficient
It's an age-old debate.
Advising CEOs | September 30, 2016
Grilled on the Hill: 3 Lessons from CEOs in the Hot Seat
What lessons can CEOs learn from the recent high profile grillings of John Stumpf and other CEOs on Capitol Hill? From the River Currents blog.
Growing Leaders | September 20, 2016
3 things you should know about identifying high-potentials
Growth oriented leaders are the real high potentials in your organization
Growing Leaders | September 20, 2016
5 Reasons Why Performance Management Conversations Fail
Every year organizations invest thousands of man-hours in the annual performance review. Continuous conversations. Performance management. Team Conversational Norms Diagnostic.
Advising CEOs, Growing Leaders | September 13, 2016
Applying the KISS Principle to Executive Development
How do you help time-strapped CEO succession candidates who can benefit from deep developmental insights? Employing the KISS principle can help.
Growing Leaders | August 30, 2016
How to Become a Leader? Do Leadership Work.
A review of Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader, by Herminia Ibarra. Spend less time on introspection and more time learning to do the work that leaders do.
Advising CEOs, Growing Leaders | August 26, 2016
Making a Leader...Lessons from the Olympics
Amazing athletes train all the time to perfect their craft. And the right coach can make or break an athlete. Imagine what a coach could do for a leader.
Advising CEOs | August 22, 2016
How CEOs Track Down Culture Wreckers
He is a negative influence. He may report to you, but his informal influence in the wider group is broader and deeper than yours. And he’s briefing against you.
Growing Leaders | August 16, 2016
Don't Leave Learning on the Table with This Simple Trick
Organizations are shifting focus away from formal to informal learning, with a goal of creating a learning culture. But what does that mean?
Advising CEOs | August 2, 2016
High Energy in the Right Moments Can Inspire
For leaders, energy can be in short supply. Those leaders who can manage themselves, to maximize their moments of high-energy, will be at a great advantage.
Transforming Organizations | July 19, 2016
Achieving the Promise of Transformational M&A Integration
Here are a few reminders for achieving sustained M&A integration success with the strategic and financial promise intended. From the River Currents blog.
Growing Leaders | July 15, 2016
Brain Implants for our Future Leadership?
What other learning capability factors will set high potentials apart in the future? Elon Musk recently mentioned there will be need for brain implants.
Growing Leaders | June 21, 2016
A Practical Example of Leading HiPos to Victory
Claudio Ranieri's positive, pragmatic and tactically astute leadership style was perfect for underachieving high potentials. The River Group blog June 2016.
Advising CEOs, Developing Leadership Teams | June 7, 2016
Advice from 75 CEOs on Aligning Leadership
5 guiding principals for the new CEO to leverage the role, and power of creative expression, to align leaders. From The River Group LLC Currents blog.
Growing Leaders | May 24, 2016
The Surprising Way to Develop Leadership Talent
If you’re responsible for developing leadership talent in your organization, you can accelerate leadership skills training by doing this one thing.
Advising CEOs | May 16, 2016
Advice for Rising to the Challenge of Becoming CEO
An overview of our Exchanges16 "Expect the Unexpected" study. It explores the six key themes around the experiences of the first-time CEO.
Growing Leaders | April 27, 2016
5 Steps to Boost Your Leadership Bench
It is up to senior leaders to energetically lead the development of future leaders. Leadership pipeline development. Leadership development.
Growing Leaders | April 12, 2016
Modern Leadership Skills in India’s Family Owned Businesses
There is a need for modern leadership skills in India’s Family Owned Businesses leadership pipeline. Leadership development.
Advising CEOs, Growing Leaders | March 29, 2016
Remembering Andy Grove: A Perspective on Leadership, Innovation & Culture
Andy Grove's ability to blend his views on leadership, strategic planning and execution with a talent framework enabled Intel to thrive.
Advising CEOs | March 17, 2016
A Sports Coach and His Trusted Advisor
The value of a trusted advisor. In "Pep Confidential" Pep Guardiola talks about his own trusted advisor, Manel Estiarte.
Transforming Organizations | March 10, 2016
It's All About Talent: Insights from Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For
Talent management Insights from Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016.
Growing Leaders, Transforming Organizations | March 8, 2016
Organizational design during consolidation—What Works?
In organizational consolidation the key to success involves much more than figuring out operational efficiencies. Organization design.
Transforming Organizations | March 1, 2016
The Secret to Unlocking Organizational Agility
There is a fundamental flaw in most organizational redesign efforts. Learn the three secrets to unlocking success.
Transforming Organizations | February 25, 2016
What are the Key Attributes of a High Performing Top Team?
Over the years we have advised multiple CEOs on how to build and lead their senior executive team.
Growing Leaders | February 16, 2016
Leadership Lessons from West Point
The River Group convened a group of CEOs at West Point to discuss the findings of Exchanges16 and leadership lessons as it relates to being the CEO.
Growing Leaders | February 4, 2016
Catching up on Algebra: How Young CEOs Accelerate Their Learning
For young CEOs, being the expert does not guarantee you will be a great CEO. How do you catch-up?
Transforming Organizations | January 19, 2016
Changing Your Performance Management? – Tips for the CHRO
Thinking about changing the performance management process in your organization? Here are some important things to keep in mind during the process.
Growing Leaders | January 5, 2016
The Single Most Powerful Word in a Leader’s Vocabulary
Much has been written about leadership communication. Yet one word can help leaders become more effective and shift their mindset towards inclusivity.
Growing Leaders | December 15, 2015
Building a Sustainable Family Owned Business
Family owned businesses contribute an estimated 70% to GDP but 65% of family wealth is lost by the 2nd generation. Owners must work to avoid this.
Growing Leaders | December 1, 2015
Do No Harm: What Senior Executives Can Learn from Doctors
Employee engagement and passion are some of the most sought-after goals of organizations today. How can we truly unleash the potential of our people?
Growing Leaders | November 17, 2015
The Nature of Leadership in the UAE
Creating a culture where conversational leadership takes root requires a new type of leadership development. Leadership pipeline.
Growing Leaders | November 2, 2015
The Rise of Conversational Leadership
Creating a culture where conversational leadership takes root requires a new type of leadership development.
Transforming Organizations | November 2, 2015
5 Questions Boards Should Ask About Tax Inversions
Beware of the attractive tax-inversion option. Merger integration is hard enough to pull off under normal circumstances.
Advising CEOs | November 2, 2015
CEO Succession: Value Destruction of the Unprepared
Dramatic stories of bumpy or failed CEO succession planning make for riveting front-page copy, but they are not usually good for business.
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