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The Bully in the Boardroom

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Oct 25, 2016
Bully in the boardroom

Is There a Bully in Your Boardroom? If you’ve been in corporate America very long, you have probably met a bully in the boardroom.  They exist at every level and it is surprising how many actually get to the boardroom. Often it’s narcissists who believe it’s their duty to rule the world. For example, the…

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Adaptive Leadership: Leading Without a Map

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Oct 11, 2016
Adaptive leadership - leading without a map

Adaptive Leadership Do leaders really know where they’re going? In today’s ever-changing business environment, even the most seasoned leaders cannot always anticipate the waves of rapid, disruptive change that seem to crash at every turn. Of course, there are still stable industries, but even the stodgiest of those are working to be more innovative. Why?…

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New Chief Human Resource Officer: Sink or Swim In 48 Hours

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Sep 27, 2016
New Chief Human Resource Officer

New HR Leader or CHRO: 5 Questions to Ask in the 1st 48 hours Earlier this year I took an assignment as the interim Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), affectionately known as the ‘T’. This is the organization that moves people to and through the city of Boston via…

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4 Tricks: Asking Questions To Drive Strategy

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Sep 20, 2016
Asking strategic questions to create value

Do Your Questions Drive Strategy? Becoming a “strategic partner” has become a bit of a cliché.  It’s a tired phrase that is often ill defined and confusing, particularly to people so focused on the day-to-day, transactional work of getting things done. It’s easy to ask the right questions when we know the content; however, it can…

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