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Find the Secret to More Time

Find the Secret to More Time

A guy I was interviewing for membership in our CEO Peer Group felt the need to tell me that “time is my most precious resource”. I felt like responding; “No shit, Sherlock, do you think any CEO has time to burn?”

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Another Award for Annkissam

Apparently, winning Boston's Best Place to Work earlier this year wasn't enough for CEO Roundtable member Mollie Murphy and her company Annkissam.  The company has just been recognized again by the Boston Business Journal as one of their "Fast 50" companies.  Both...

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Management Without Authority

Management Without Authority

An obviously frustrated Project Manager asks: “How can I communicate authoritatively in a workplace when the members of the team do not report to me?” This is the common “Responsibility without Authority” problem. How do you execute your responsibility without having...

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How do I manage rebel co-workers within a small team?

How do I manage rebel co-workers within a small team?

I’d say the question reveals a different understanding of what a team is than mine. Your issue is with co-workers, not with a team. If you and your co-workers have one identified goal to achieve together, then you have a team. If you don’t, then you are perhaps just...

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Building Trust in Teams

Building Trust in Teams

Trust is the most fundamental and the most difficult to achieve element of an effective team. If you are interested in the topic, read Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” where he builds the pyramid of the characteristics of a well-functioning team, the foundation of which is trust.

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Business Budgeting: Fortune Telling with Commitments

Business Budgeting: Fortune Telling with Commitments

While no one likes to put their stamp on delivering the future, there are ways to make the imperative of forecasting more manageable.  Since budgeting is a central part of most businesses, we might as well figure out how to do it with the least pain, and the most...

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Victoria’s Pajamas … and Leadership

Victoria’s Pajamas … and Leadership

At a recent CEO Roundtable meeting, Suzanne raised an issue concerning her new senior manager.  To date, all of her reports have been less mature and less experienced and she knows how to manage them.  But this new guy is different, and she considers him, in many...

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