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Linda Henman

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Leadership and career
January 5, 2018

What’s Your Tough Call Quotient?

New Book by Linda Henman on Moving Beyond Indecision Linda Henman is known as The Decision Catalyst™. She's spent her career helping executives and senior leaders to make the tough calls — be they around strategy, succession planning, business growth or M&As. In her new book, Linda shares compelling stories…
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Leadership and career
December 13, 2017

The Critical Nature of Funny

The Impact of Humor on Decision-Making A sense of humor is an invaluable thing. Not only does it endear us to each other and help to form bonds between us, but it can be a lifesaver in unthinkable conditions. According to Linda Henman's doctorate research, this was the case for…
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Leadership and career
September 27, 2017

Quit Erecting Barriers: 10 Strategies for Greater Success

No doubt there are hurdles each of us face on the path to professional success, but often those obstacles are of our own making. Linda Henman shares guidance to help executives, business leaders and virtually any professional get out of his or her own way.
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Leadership and career
August 21, 2017

Confronting Our Comfort Zones

Discarding the Fear-Driven Mentality Traditional wisdom is that stress is bad, and the lack of it is good. They’re not all wrong, there, but professionally speaking, a little stress can be the difference between lolling about in your comfort zone and taking a critical – though uncomfortable – step to…
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Leadership and career
August 2, 2017

Heroes Don’t Have Comfort Zones

Squelching Fear to Make the Tough Calls When conventional approaches don’t cut the mustard, it’s time to give the unconventional a try. That’s what successful leaders tend to do, and it’s a common trait among heroes, too. Both groups are so often the ones to make the tough calls, take…
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Leadership and career
July 24, 2017

How to End Indecision

Overcoming Analysis Paralysis If you’ve been part of a decision-making collective, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “death by committee.” When there are too many cooks in the proverbial kitchen, it can be nearly impossible to come to a consensus – or even land on a solution in a reasonable…
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Leadership and career
July 14, 2017

10 Strategies to Be a More Successful Leader

No doubt there are hurdles each of us face on the path to professional success, but often those obstacles are of our own making. Linda Henman shares guidance to help executives, business leaders and virtually any professional get out of his or her own way. As my clients began to…
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Leadership and career
May 8, 2017

Why Carrots and Sticks Don’t Motivate

In 2016, Wells Fargo fired more than 5,000 employees who learned the hard way that carrots don't work — at least not in the long run. Decision-makers tied a substantial piece of these employees' compensation to steep sales targets and made reaching them a condition of continued employment. They saw…
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Leadership and career
April 14, 2017

10 Lessons Clients Taught Me in 2016

Each year I aspire to teach my clients lessons that will help them improve their personal and professional lives and their businesses. But what many of them probably don't realize is that I simultaneously learn as I teach. And even though I've been consulting for more than 35 years, each year…
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Leadership and career
April 5, 2017

10 Ways to Tie a Strong Strategy to an Equally Strong Succession Plan

In Henry IV Part 1, Owen Glendover, the leader of the Welsh rebels, joins the insurrection against King Henry. Glendower, a man steeped in the traditional lore of Wales, claims to command great magic. Therefore, mysterious and superstitious, he sometimes acts in response to prophecies and omens. In the play,…
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