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  • In My Experience … Corporate Culture Drives Sustainable Business Growth and Vitality

    Aug 14 2019

    Bill Koch, ECC Executive Partner

    In today’s fast-paced, fast-changing world of business disruptors (think AI, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance to name a few), many businesses find they must transform dramatically – and sometimes urgently -- to remain competitive or even stay alive. New products and services may be needed, significant changes in business practices required, and/or shifts in corporate culture to support new business models. When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there’s a tendency to fall into reactive mode – and that’s a dangerous spiral. This is the moment when leadership matters most.
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  • Listen Up! How well do you listen? 12 Traits of an Effective Listener – and How it Drives Stronger Leadership

    Jun 25 2019

    Susan Madonia, ECC Partner

    Many of us believe we are good listeners so we never really think about developing our listening skills. However, effective listening is a disciplined behavior that takes awareness and dedicated focus. And in the business world, effective listening is even harder to achieve as conversations and interactions move particularly fast amidst a sea of projects, meetings, deadlines, and business challenges.
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  • Effective Leadership: 5 Core Competencies that Facilitate a Growth Culture

    Mar 22 2019

    Libby Graves, MBA, PCC

    Business today operates in a VUCA world – a military term for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. To be successful, business leaders must be highly effective not only in delivering results, but also in creating growth cultures that will drive sustainable, high-performance organizations to perform well into the future. Bob Anderson and Bill Adams (The Leadership Circle founders) have identified 5 core Creative Competencies that contribute to a leader’s effectiveness.
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  • Preparing for a Transition: 15 Indispensable Quotes to Help You Hit the Ground Running

    Dec 18 2018

    Susan Camberis

    On average, most of us will change jobs 10 times during our careers. Successful leadership transitions start with knowing who you are, and the difference that you can make on your team and in your organization – and then turning those insights into action. Whether you are currently in a transition or wanting to be ready for your next one, here are 15 indispensable quotes to help you hit the ground running.
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  • Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

    Sep 4 2018

    Susan Camberis

    When was the last time you stepped up to a bigger leadership role? Was yours a “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) transition? In her latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader (2015)...
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