B-25 bomber in flight

Heroes Don’t Have Comfort Zones

Posted by - May 3, 2017
When conventional approaches don’t cut the mustard, it’s time to give the unconventional a try. That’s what successful leaders tend to do, and it’s a common trait among heroes, too. Both groups are so often the ones to make the tough calls, take a calculated risk and try an innovative…
tips for greater GRC success

Focus Points for 2017

Posted by - January 12, 2017
New year, new plan. January is the perfect time to reflect on successes and shortcomings from the previous year and to make a plan for improvement. Candela Solutions’ Ron Kral has compiled a top 10 list of tips leaders can use to set their organizations up for success.
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10 Lessons Clients Taught Me in 2016

Posted by - December 23, 2016
Linda Henman has provided strategic guidance and executive coaching to Fortune 500 organizations across a range of industries. In her more than 30 years of consulting experience, she’s taught these clients some very valuable lessons. She’s also learned a few lessons of her own along the way.
The importance of fostering trust

Are Business Leaders Proactive in Building Trust?

Posted by - December 2, 2016
It's not unusual for corporate leaders to consider attributes like trust and integrity to be soft/intangible skills that can easily be overlooked or taken for granted. In reality, they are neither soft nor intangible. Leaders who are proactive about building trust as an intentional business strategy are, over the long-term,…
The board’s role in creating a competitive edge

A Board Built for 21st Century Competitive Advantage

Posted by - November 18, 2016
Warren Buffet says, “The best way to affect the behavior of board members is to embarrass them.” While this statement may have some truth, there are better ways to advance change for competitive advantage in the boardroom. And it’s worthwhile to have the board’s assistance here. Even the best-managed companies…
leading with humor

Be More Funny, Make More Money

Posted by - November 2, 2016
They say laughter is the best medicine, but according to some organizations, it could also be a pretty sound business strategy. Linda Henman offers four reasons it pays to infuse a bit of humor into the workplace. The benefits extend beyond positive customer experiences, too; laughter can bring your team…
Investments in sustainability prove highly valuable long term

Mike Bloomberg Urges CEOs to Invest in Sustainable Businesses

Posted by - October 26, 2016
Investors want to know about companies’ risks (environmental, governance, social) and that long-term value creation is a key priority. Sustainability is top of mind for much of the public, as well as for investors, and senior leadership should be encouraged: strong performance and environmentally responsible practices aren’t mutually exclusive goals.
Lack of ethics leads to loss of trust at Wells Fargo

Mary Poppins, Corporate Culture and the Board

Posted by - October 13, 2016
The latest massive corporate scandal has been brought to you by Wells Fargo. After news broke that thousands of Wells Fargo employees have been creating fraudulent customer accounts for years, the bank has all but lost the public’s trust. The CEO blames rogue employees, but the real culprit here is…
The keys to business development

5 Secrets for Developing Your Business

Posted by - September 29, 2016
No matter the size of your company, your success is dependent on your reputation, happy customers and continual growth. Unsatisfied and ill-treated customers can do immense damage to a business – it’s these who broadcast their bad experiences far and wide. Linda Henman offers guidance to facilitate business growth.
Agile businesses are the most apt to survive

Positioning Your Business as an Early Mover

Posted by - September 26, 2016
All kinds of businesses and industries are experiencing disruptive change due to innovation. The companies that adapt quickly may become industry leaders, but the “late movers,” those that are slow to respond, may not survive. Jim deLoach outlines the attributes of “early movers” and explains why these firms are best…
Successful execs may want a retirement alternative

Rewire or Retire?

Posted by - September 19, 2016
One important benefit for the senior executive who approaches retirement with the help of a coach is a defined list of goals that ignites continued success and personal satisfaction. With the formation of a customized plan for entrance in to this life stage, the “pick your path” can replace mental…
The best leaders are nimble

The Importance of Couching Your Strategy

Posted by - September 9, 2016
A plan is great, but the ability to think on one’s feet is unquestionably better. The best laid plans have a way of going right out the window at the first sign of trouble. You need leaders who can execute a strategy, absolutely, but also who know how to keep…