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How to Put the Success in Succession Planning

2019-10-07T20:04:53+00:00

The following is a contributor blog from CDR Certified Coach, Ben Colvin. Ben is the President of Coaching Works, NYC and has over 25 years of experience as a corporate business executive. His mission is to combine his business lens with coaching certifications and evidence-based tools to deliver a singular perspective that his clients are [...]

How to Put the Success in Succession Planning2019-10-07T20:04:53+00:00

Cultivating Your Strengths, Doing What You Love, & Staying on Track

2019-09-16T19:37:20+00:00

When I am presenting to MBA students or to Veterans on how to find their best-fit career or educational path, I tell them to focus on three things: Find your true strengths to a very deep, accurate, and nuanced level. Gain a clear insight on your intrinsic motivations – on those things that energize and [...]

Cultivating Your Strengths, Doing What You Love, & Staying on Track2019-09-16T19:37:20+00:00

What Makes Your Executive Team Excel?

2019-09-18T17:34:58+00:00

The following is a contributor blog from CDR Certified Coach, Simon Vetter. Simon is the CEO of Stand Out International, whose mission is to help professionals and managers achieve greater business and career success by creating positive, lasting changes in behaviors and building a Stand Out Leadership Brand. He is the author of two books, Leading With [...]

What Makes Your Executive Team Excel?2019-09-18T17:34:58+00:00

The Artist That Hides Within

2019-05-21T16:28:10+00:00

How artistic are you?  How do you know?  How do your artistic talents show up? Do you have hidden artistic capabilities or interests?  Or, are you confident art is just not your thing in any shape or form? Many people who do not describe themselves as artistic are quite endowed with creative gifts or inklings.  [...]

The Artist That Hides Within2019-05-21T16:28:10+00:00

Why I Disagree With This Trending Article

2019-03-19T18:09:21+00:00

This is a response to the trending article on LinkedIn, “Making Jokes During a Presentation Helps Men But Hurts Women.” I’m not convinced that humor in presentations hurts women more than men. First, it depends on whether or not the humor is well done.  Is it really funny?  Next, is it appropriate for the audience? Second, it [...]

Why I Disagree With This Trending Article2019-03-19T18:09:21+00:00

No One Should Just Have to “Deal With” It

2019-03-18T17:47:39+00:00

10 Ways To Prevent YOUR Personality Risks from Doing Harm At CDR, we have coached thousands of executives around the globe. After the deep self-awareness assessment and coaching, only a few of these leaders have dug in their heels and said something like: ‘Well, that is who I am… and my people will just need [...]

No One Should Just Have to “Deal With” It2019-03-18T17:47:39+00:00

Start the New Year Right: Energize With A New Level of Self Awareness

2019-01-24T18:45:54+00:00

Do you want to re-energize, refocus and make sure you are at your best? When is the last time you took time out to renew, refresh and tend to your own well being? Leadership and business demands can be exciting and can also be taxing, stressful and sometimes exhausting. That is why you need to [...]

Start the New Year Right: Energize With A New Level of Self Awareness2019-01-24T18:45:54+00:00

Candor vs. Fluff When it Comes to Assessing and Developing Leaders

2018-10-04T17:53:53+00:00

After being in this business for over two decades, it continues to irk me that many assessment, leadership development firms and academic institutions are still peddling what I call “fluff.” When we started CDR on October 5, 1998, we began with this quote (which we edited for gender parity in 2017) “The greatest good you can [...]

Candor vs. Fluff When it Comes to Assessing and Developing Leaders2018-10-04T17:53:53+00:00

Is the ROI on Your LD Initiatives Budget-Worthy?

2018-09-05T19:42:39+00:00

For most LD leaders, the budgeting process is the same every year – estimating numbers based on past experiences, looking at industry trends, and considering internal training and talent needs for the year ahead.  The semantics of programs and the fees change slightly, but not much more.  It’s time we take an honest look at [...]

Is the ROI on Your LD Initiatives Budget-Worthy?2018-09-05T19:42:39+00:00