13 results for tag: Peter Bregman


Ask This 1 Essential Question Now to Save a Ton of Time Later

 It might seem unnecessary, but it'll make a huge difference. “I can see that you worked hard on this report,” Janice, the CEO, told Fred, her head of HR, after sitting through the 45-minute, 33-page PowerPoint presentation about his plans for a ...
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Great Leaders are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn't performing. Three months later, he still hadn't fired him. I asked him why. His answer? "I'm a wimp!" Brad (not his real ...
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Is Lack of Emotional Courage Holding You Back?

According to CXO advisor Peter Bregman, author of the newly released book Leading With Emotional Courage, our unwillingness to feel something unpleasant holds so many people back from living, feeling, and experiencing life to its fullest. Leaders tend to ...
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The Ingredient Most Leaders Shy Away From

I like to read business books. I especially like to read business books that don't feel like a business book while I'm reading them. Leading With Emotional Courage by Peter Bregman is unlike any business book I've ever read. I simply could not put it down ...
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The Right Way to Respond When Someone Makes a Poor Decision

Jeffrey* was the CEO of a hedge fund and he was upset about some poor trades that Pamela, one of his portfolio managers made. Jeffrey called Pamela into his office. “What were you thinking making those trades?” he asked her. Everything after that ...
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How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

I'd known Jeff (not his real name) for many years, as a client and as a friend, but I'd never seen him so thrown. I could feel his fear, his sense of uncertainty. And it was with good reason. Jeff was the head of sales for a company whose product was, ...
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Which Way to Change?

If you can imagine your Big Arrow, you've already mastered half the strategy for getting your organization back on track. I am not sure whether we have a leadership problem or a team problem,” my client’s panicked call began. “But either way, we have ...
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Execution is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that's changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn't awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that ...
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Unshakeable: A Conversation with Peter Bregman

Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations. He is the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a New York Post ...
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A Baker’s Dozen of Great Insights From 2015

Last week, I identified half a dozen books from 2015 that you simply have to read and share. So I figured it'd be a great idea to do the same thing with ExecuNet insights from this past year. There are so many interviews, master classes and articles I want to ...
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The Bagel Story: A Lesson in Shattering Silos

Our Master Classes with career, business and leadership experts have been a huge hit with the ExecuNet community for a while now. Seeking to take it to the next level, this year we've added an additional component to our executive education classes. Now, ...
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Accountability in Leadership and Organizations

What one single behavior is most often neglected or avoided among leaders? Taking charge? No. Seeing the big picture? Nope. Setting strategy, empowering people or driving execution? No again. It's accountability. Everyone talks about it. Presidential ...
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