Linda Henman

Dr. Linda Henman is one of those rare experts who can say she’s a coach, consultant, speaker, and author. For more than 30 years, she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. 

the ceo magazine, personality test,

A great deal of confusion exists about how assessments can help in hiring. Senior leaders typically leave these decisions to their HR departments, but the decision to use assessment should be made at the top of the organization. Only then can leaders ensure that they are using assessments effectively, legally, and ethically. Here are the questions these leaders usually ask:  

the ceo magazine, decision making

The movement advocating consensus decision-making happened at about the same time as the human resources movement emerged. People researched democratic decision-making, advocated for more group involvement, and promised new-found synergy among members of the decision-making team. But not until the past five years have leaders sought to have their direct reports *like* their decisions.

In the past week I’ve experienced a notable increase in people asking my opinion. That’s good news for a consultant who considers opinion-giving the coinage of her realm. But clients didn’t ask; businesses did.

As I checked out of the FedEx store where I’d bought envelopes, the nice clerk handed me a receipt and said, “Please take a few minutes to fell out the survey on the receipt. It will help me personally.” She seemed pleasant enough but not enough for me to have a vested interested in helping her. I just wanted envelopes.

the ceo magazine, leadership

Airline captains don’t have an “open door policy, and there’s a good reason for that. Aside from the obvious terrorist and crazy passenger threats, airline pilots realize they face another adversary: treacherous interruptions.

In 1974 an Eastern Airlines flight carrying seventy-eight passengers and four crew members crashed in dense fog during an instrument approach into Charlotte, killing seventy-one. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the flight crew’s lack of altitude awareness and poor cockpit discipline caused the crash.

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Today’s global economy leaves little room for error. It does not allow for mediocrity; the rules and players have changed; and “ordinary” simply won’t work anymore. If you don’t have the best products and services and the top people delivering them, your competitors will, and they will take their excellence all over the world.

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