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The Hidden Dangers of Leading Change

12 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
People hate change. They dislike it so much that otherwise nice people will resort to some uncharacteristic behaviors — gossiping, lying and personal defamation against the person leading the change. This is a real threat to senior executives, especially those involved in organizational turnarounds. Important progress can be slowed or derailed. Executive careers can be […] Read more»

Cultural Change: An Immutable Rule

7 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
In my more than 20 years of executive search and consulting on organizational turnarounds, I have seen an important, immutable truth play out over and over. The organizational culture that a new chief executive officer inherits is the one they must use to get started. The only time you can ignore this rule is if […] Read more»

C-suite Onboarding, Avoiding the Internet Trolls on Social Media [PODCAST]

26 July, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
LISTEN: In this disruptive new economy, you must have a plan. Senior executives, especially CEOs, cannot just show up and expect to be successful. There are some important benefits to be had for new executives to participate in an organization’s onboarding program, especially for Chief Executive Officers. Onboarding programs, if properly constructed and executed, can […] Read more»