HR LeadersTalk: Leading the Mental Health Conversation at Work

There may be no tougher—or more worthwhile—discussion for a leader to initiate in the workplace. Destination Mental Health As CEO of Destination BC, a crown corporation that promotes British Columbia as a tourist destination, Marsha Walden knows how hard it is...

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CEO TalkBack: Culture and CEO Succession: Opening the Can of Worms

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Earlier this year, I co-authored with Brian Conlin a book called Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass the Torch So Everyone Wins, for which we interviewed 32 CEOS who went through a successful CEO transition,...

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CEO TalkBack: Finding The Courage to Act

By Natalie Michael, CPHR By definition business contains risk. It’s in everything—the market conditions, the product and service launches, the environmental landscape, human resources and finance. There is no escaping risk if you want to play the game in business....

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Natalie Michael and Brian Conlin: Your CEO Succession Playbook

Did you know that two thirds of CEO succession attempts are ultimately unsuccessful? Most companies either have no plan to deal with transition, or aren’t happy with the one they have. What makes for such drastic failures? A lack of...

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CEO TalkBack: Leadership Learning to ‘Like’ Social Media

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Last month I was at an executive coaching conference and in between sessions the majority of people quickly grabbed their phones and started tapping away. I am not sure what exactly they were doing. Email? Instagram?...

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CEO TalkBack: Four Principles for Putting People First

By Natalie Michael, CPHR There are many competing priorities for a leader’s time:  customers, products and new innovations among others.  Yet, organizations that put people first send a clear message. The best organizations and leaders actually spend the majority of...

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CEO Talk Back: Why Not You?

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Mindset is an interesting thing.  It can mess with you, or contribute to your success in powerful ways. Over the course of the last three years I have had to really work on my mindset because I...

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CEO TalkBack: Raising the Leadership Bar

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Learning and development is a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Supporting executives to be successful is what I have done for the last decade, and I can’t imagine stopping anytime soon.  At...

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