Tag Archives: Leadership

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Visionaries v. Leaders: Who Does Your Organization Need Most?

Is there a difference between a visionary and a leader in an organization? If you posed the question to a C-suite professional who’s led by a so-called “visionary leader,” they might say that a visionary and a leader are one in the same; any individual can exhibit both qualities. While …

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Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Before You Grow: Balancing Creative Vision with Operational Leadership

Question marks can create conflict. Organizations that were previously comfortable with their seemingly solid plans for personnel engagement and conflict resolution have learned the hard way that most humans do not thrive in chaos or uncertainty. Morale is at rock bottom for many as the pandemic drags on and even …

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

Did you know that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that having a distinct workplace culture is important for a business’s advancement? There’s a good reason why this belief is so widespread; one study found that companies with performance-enhancing cultures enjoyed a 628% increase in revenue over an eleven-year period, while companies …

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The Importance of Corporate Culture

The Importance of Corporate Culture

Culture is all around us; it’s at the core of every group we belong to, from our families to our cities to our nations, holding us together like glue. The shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that come with cultures not only foster social cohesion but also determine what an …

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Leadership in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview with 3 CEOs

Leadership in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview with 3 CEOs

Excerpt from the Corporate Leadership Breakfast Series hosted by California Lutheran University Interviews with: Janet Garufis, Chairman and CEO, Montecito Bank & TrustLarry Scherzer, CEO, Scherzer InternationalDeborah Sweeney, CEO, MyCorporation Q.  What changes have you made in your leadership style to deal with the COVID-19 crisis? GARUFIS:A shared leadership model …

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