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2011 Table of Contents

Winning Together

Winning Together

Ellen Bryson

Many organizations are diligent about getting the right people in their organization. They should apply the same philosophy to creating teams within the organization. An experienced CEO advisor reviews some tips on how to do that.

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Leveraging Leadership

Leveraging Leadership

Ben Anderson-Ray

For most transactional duties, the impact of the action stops with the action, but transformational actions launch a ripple effect throughout the organization. Leaders must consciously allocate their time to the transformational as much as it makes sense.

For the Good of the Whole

For the Good of the Whole

A Conversation with Jim Tressel

Ohio State’s Jim Tressel cares about more than winning football games. A teacher by training, he sees football as a way to prepare young men for life. His winning principles apply to any organization.

What Is the Worst That Can Happen?

What Is the Worst That Can Happen?

Prafulla Pande and Tom Cox

Fear is an instinctive response to perceived danger that creates indecisiveness and seriously affects the performance of executives. Therefore, leaders must learn to take proactive steps to confront and conquer their fears.

The Change Guy

The Change Guy

A Conversation with David Brandon

David Brandon has been successful everywhere he’s gone. In an extensive interview, the former Valassis and Domino’s Pizza CEO and current University of Michigan athletic director talks about his role in leading change.

Still Small Giants

Still Small Giants

A Conversation with Bo Burlingham

What happens when a company chooses to be great instead of big? Author Bo Burlingham talks about this and the role of entrepreneurs in today’s economy.

Strategic Planning in the Family Business

Strategic Planning in the Family Business

David Dudon

In a family business, the family vision and business vision must complement each other. If you are the leader of a family business, it is your job to make sure this happens. If you don’t, one of them will fail.

Growing Your People

Growing Your People

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS

Some organizations choose to focus on greatness rather than growth, but those same organizations may discover that their greatness needs room to grow. Two successful CEOs discuss how they keep great talent in their organizations.

The Power of One

The Power of One

Susan Diehl

A highly functional team with a strong leader, a clear and compelling strategy, and the discipline to execute that strategy is the recipe for increasing enterprise value. As simple as that sounds, it is only achieved through disciplined practice.

Finding Simplicity in Complexity

Finding Simplicity in Complexity

John D. Anderson with Michael Brennan

Before a CEO can lead others, he first must know how to lead himself. Two business leaders share some practical tips for doing this as well as a unique sixmonth mentoring program to help others do the same.

Rock Rules

Rock Rules

Troy Schrock

Nothing is more critical to strategy execution than setting and executing quarterly priorities. Yet, executive teams often find their best efforts derailed by five common mistakes. Learn how to avoid them in your organization.

Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles

Paul Clark and Natalie Guess

Paul Clark has enjoyed photography since his childhood years when he was heavily into black and white photography. As someone who loves working with her hands, Natalie Guess is a natural for the rare art form known as batik.