photo copyright ©2012, Judd Patterson

2012 Table of Contents

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Judd Patterson

Judd Patterson’s interest in photography grew out of a love for the wide open spaces of his native Kansas. A graduate of Kansas State University, he now travels the world taking pictures to promote environmental education and conservation as well as for the sheer joy of being outside.

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Should Financial Performance Drive Your Culture?

Should Financial Performance Drive Your Culture?

Ellen Bryson

Success in business may be measured by sales numbers, but it is not driven by sales numbers. Understanding and aligning employees around the larger purpose of your organization will yield far better results than focusing on financial performance alone.

Straight Talk with Jeffrey Pfeffer

Straight Talk with Jeffrey Pfeffer

FEATURE INTERVIEW

As an author, speaker, TV commentator, and business professor, Jeffrey Pfeffer delights in challenging conventional wisdom when he thinks it is misguided. In this wide-ranging interview, he does just that.

Creating a Culture of Strategy Execution

Creating a Culture of Strategy Execution

Troy Schrock

Strategy execution will only be as strong as the thinking on which it is built, and good strategic thinking thrives in a culture of discipline and purpose. Learn how to implement the basic habits of a healthy culture in this practical how-to guide.

The Role of the CEO’s Spouse

The Role of the CEO’s Spouse

David Dudon

Running a company consumes the passion and energy of its leader and therefore involves the CEO’s family whether they want it or not. Both the business and the family benefit when the CEO’s spouse understands and embraces his/her critical role.

Why Retire?

Why Retire?

Troy Schrock

Why would anybody continue to do something they don’t enjoy? Why not do something you do enjoy? And if you enjoy it, why stop? Four professionals explain why they have chosen to remain vocationally engaged beyond the age of 80.

Succeeding the Founder

Succeeding the Founder

Ben Anderson-Ray and John Kobasic

Much has been written about how to manage effective transition, but most of it focuses on the outgoing founder or CEO. This article explores how to lead a successful transition from the perspective of the successor.