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Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach. read more >

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control. read more >

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture. read more >

Take a Walk (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


One of the main benefits of being out and about is that a leader gets to see how things really get done. But if your physical presence is rare, you are likely training your employees unintentionally. read more >

The Cobbler's Kid (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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The reasons that change projects take too long, cost too much, do not deliver promised results or never get over the line point to failures in leadership far more often than failures in execution. read more >

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival. read more >

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders. read more >

People Leave Bosses, Not Jobs (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


If people leave bad bosses, then that means they stay for good ones. In short, a system that spends more to bring in talent and get new hires ready for responsibilities is wasting its time and effort if there is no process for improving those skills and capacity for management. read more >

Courageous Authenticity (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


Whether it is an emotionally charged public display or an offhand remark in a meeting, the organization will take its lead from the boss' response to a violation of culture. read more >

Leaders: You Need More Than Checklists (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


External skill-building is a good start, but developing an internal leader's mindset is the key to sustained behavior change. read more >

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months. read more >

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership. read more >

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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While few business leaders will face the kind of disaster that Samsung has had to navigate, as leaders approach the new year and lay out plans for a new product launch or geographic expansion, it may not be a bad idea to ask, “What's MY Galaxy?” read more >

Exorcising Business Monsters (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)


Rather than dwell on the demons and monsters, here's an executive coach's version of sunlight, wooden stakes and the other talismans useful to exorcise the Halloween crowd from your place of business. read more >

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging. read more >

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent. read more >

Vistage Expands With New Northwest Arkansas Group


Vistage, a worldwide facilitator of private advisory groups for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, has announced the first chief executive group in northwest Arkansas, led by Terry Bowen, Vistage chair and co-founder and CEO of Sew in Heaven LLC of Fayetteville. read more >

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

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610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. read more >

Killing Gators vs. Draining Swamp (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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All organizations find themselves in overload occasionally, a prolonged period when there simply are not enough resources to go around. Here are a few thoughts I have picked up over the years from knowledgeable authors and talented leaders. read more >

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps. read more >