Clark, my client, stopped by our office unexpected:  “I have good news and bad news. The good news first. . . . A couple of partners and I just bought a small telecom—a spinoff of the division I managed before we all got laid off.”

“Sounds like great news,”  I said.

“Maybe. If we can make a go of it.”

“The bad news?”

the ceo magazine, customer relations,

In botany, we learned that an evergreen plant has leaves that stay green throughout the year. Unlike deciduous plants, which lose their foliage during the winter or dry season, the foliage of evergreen plants remains constant.

the ceo magazine, leadership,
Mostafa Sayyadi, Author, Transformational Leadership: How To Prosper as a Leader In Today's Hypercompetitive Environment

“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

— Nelson Mandela

The business environment is constantly changing as organizations are increasingly participating in global markets. Hypercompetition has become the norm. Organizations compete globally but must think locally if they expect to exceed. These new and improved globalized markets place demands on the roles of leaders in organizations operating in this modern environment. Leaders are, in fact, faced with challenging economic conditions today with global competition increasing and the need to be number one or two in an industry or fail to keep up with the market place.

the ceo magazine, sexual harassment,
David Hassell, Co-founder & CEO, 15Five

With new sexual harassment scandals being uncovered almost every day, it seems an uncomfortable workplace has become the norm.

A 2016 study by the US Equal Opportunity Commission found that between 25% to 85% of American women reported having experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. If there's an even more sobering statistic than a minimum 1/4 of women experiencing workplace harassment, it might be this one: 75% of employees who spoke out against mistreatment faced retaliation afterwards.

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Linda Adams, Co-founder, Trispective Group

At this year’s Super Bowl, for many fans and sports pundits, the unthinkable happened. Nick Foles, the Eagles back-up quarter back, led his team to victory over the most decorated quarterback in NFL history. And he played knowing that even with an historic win, his position was not secured long term as Carson Wentz continues to recuperate from his season-ending injury.



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