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Forbes
July 2016
Ways to capitalize on employee strengths
Capitalizing on people’s strengths allows them to shine. It allows organizations to grow by tapping into the inner-passion and abilities of people that sometimes can’t even be taught.

Inc.
June 2016
Why constant learners all embrace the 5-hour rule
Throughout Ben Franklin’s adult life, he consistently invested roughly an hour a day in deliberate learning. I call this Franklin’s five-hour rule: one hour a day on every weekday.

Wall Street Journal
March 2016
How 16 ex-military CEOs are trouncing Wall Street
Sixteen sitting CEOs with experience in the armed forces posted an average return of 8% in the past year, far outpacing the Standard & Poor’s 500, which declined. Learn more about them.

CIO
March 2016
Patterns of successful IT leaders
The most successful CIOs typically read their organizations very well, and adapt to the circumstances.

Forbes
March 2016
The ‘core competency’ job candidates need but often lack
Job candidates who communicate effectively are so rare that those who stand out will be recognized and rewarded.

Industry Week
March 2016
Building better supplier relationships at Ford
When Ford finds a technology that fits into its mission, it deploys it very broadly.

Fast Company
March 2016
How to rebuild a burned bridge
It’s worth learning how to repair burned bridges before a problem blows up in your face and becomes a career buster.

Thin Difference
March 2016
Mistakes of a young leader
I recently sat down and identified five mistakes I made as a young leader, which made an already difficult task even more challenging. If you’ve made these, I hope the following helps you dig the lesson out of the frustrating experience. If you haven’t made these, I hope you can learn from my missteps.

Harvard Business Review
February 2016
Are you a leader? Or just pretending to be one?
When leaders empower people through a higher purpose, they don’t have to “create buy-in” or use other marketing tactics to win over their followers.

Forbes
February 2016
Attitudes that define great leaders
Leaders who strongly agreed with these five attitudes also had higher overall leadership effectiveness scores. How does your approach align with these five attitudes?

Fortune
January 2016
This is what it takes to be an effective leader
In two and a half minutes GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty explains what it takes to be an effective leader. Listen in.

Self Reliant Leadership
January 2016
Is there one measure for leadership effectiveness?
If I had to pick one metric to determine leadership effectiveness it would be retention – that is, someone who has followers.   Every employee in this country is ultimately a volunteer, and more and more they’re choosing to look for greener pastures.

Forbes
January 2016
Pushups and leadership: It pays to be in shape
Data from the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) was charted against information from the American Fitness Index (AFI) in an article by Richard Florida in CityLab shows a direct correlation between being fit and having higher income, more education, and better job.

Leadership Now
December 2015
Leadership lessons from the Wright Brothers
Reading fueled their curiosity about nearly everything—Wilbur especially so. They never stopped learning.

Fortune
November 2015
I had to show leadership courage
The chief executives of three companies with 417 years of combined history explain the key to adjusting to the digital economy.

Terry Starbucker
November 2015
Things to think about before you step up
Go through this list and mentally “check off” that you are ready (or will do the work to get ready) to do these things as a leader.

Harvard Business Review
October 2015
New managers: Embrace your rookie status
The best way for new managers to avoid mistakes is to accept, and even advertise, that they are rookies. Instead of pretending to know, they should assume the role of the learner. Here are four ways to do that.

Michael Hyatt
October 2015
What Robert De Niro taught me about leadership
In the movie, The Intern, the ability of Robert De Niro’s character to mentor affects everyone in the office. Watch for these 10 characteristics in action during the movie, then discuss them with your leadership team.

About.com: Management
October 2015
Questions every CEO should ask
Answer these questions to get the facts and you can improve goal-setting, make more empowered decisions about your company’s strategic direction, and discover how to more effectively lead and inspire performance.

James Clear
Fall 2015
Successful people start before they feel ready
When everyone else balks or comes up with a good reason for why the time isn’t right, leaders get started — even if it seems outlandish.

Harvard Business Review
October 2015
The best leaders are constant learners
In a time where the half-life of any skill is about five years, leaders bear a responsibility to renew their perspective in order to secure the relevance of their organizations.

San Antonio Business Journal
October 2015
How to develop a culture of civility in your company (and make your business grow)
The sentiment “Nice guys finish last” is counterproductive to American businesses. Business is about relationships.

Fast Company
October 2015
Lists you need to make every day productive
Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do. The key is making the right to-do lists and being strategic in how they’re used.

Lighthouse
October 2015
Who do you promote?
Just because someone is the best individual contributor does not mean he or she will be a good manager. Current managers consider these qualities as a starting point to promote from within their team.

Fast Company
October 2015
Myths about landing your dream job
There are so many expectations about landing your dream job, but here are the most common myths that you can totally let go.

Leadership Freak
October 2015
Principles of the thorn
Comfort is a temporary response, not a solution, to nagging frustrations. The best thing you can do with “thorns” is dig them out.

Random Acts of Leadership
October 2015
Break the cycle of inaction
Have you ever had a really great idea, something you just knew you had to do, yet somehow you did not act on it? Break through the inertia with these seven simple steps.

San Antonio Business Journal
September 2015
How to lead through the lens of relationships
Competitors cannot copy the strength of the relationships your people build with your customers. Strategically, strong relationships differentiate the business.

Knowledge@Wharton
September 2015
McKinsey’s Dominic Barton on Leadership — and His Three Tries to Make Partner
Dominic Barton, global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey & Company, has an impressive bio. But Barton’s rise to the top was neither swift nor always smooth.

Strategy+Business
September 2015
Go north, lost leader
Discovering your True North is hard work. It may take you many years to find it. But only leaders who honor their own “true north” have a chance to leave a positive and enduring legacy.

Standard Examiner
September
Everyone is a leader
Leadership is not the private reserve of a few. It is a process ordinary people use when bringing forth the best from themselves and others.

Crossmap
September 2015
Dangerous traits that will wreck your ability to lead
There are some leadership traits that a leader can never delegate away. If the leader can’t work through them, their leadership will be crippled.

San Antonio Business Journal
October 2015
How committed are you to your goals?
Make your to-do list and get going.

Fast Company
September 2015
Why you need a different mentor at every step in your career
Searching for mentors doesn’t stop after becoming established. There’s immense value in learning from others throughout your career, even if those mentors are younger than you.

Michael Hyatt
September 2015
One key ingredient in a team worth working for
Nothing will kill an organization’s productivity and vision like a “can’t-do” person.

LeadToday
August 2015
Your reputation precedes you
Work to build a strong reputation and know that your efforts will result in a credibility bank loaded with positive examples.

Forbes
August 2015
How Are You Perceived? Your Audience Decides in 30 Seconds
People will form an impression about a leader on attributes such as trustworthiness in as little as 30 seconds.

DC Velocity
August 2015
Busting the Leadership Myth
We used to believe that leaders were born and not made—that they were gifted with innate, and different, skills from the moment of conception. No longer.

Webber Kerr
August 2015
Necessary Traits of Future Leaders
Tomorrow’s executives will encounter a new set of norms and nuances that will take precedent over and supplement some of the current requirements and challenges of today’s CEO. When considering future hiring, mentoring or aspirations of becoming a future leader, these traits will need to accompany the conventional resume.

FORTUNE
2015
“Most Powerful Women”
Debra Crew is a Cameron-Brooks alumna from 1997. Crew, the former head of PepsiCo’s North America nutrition unit, joined Reynolds American last year as head of its cigarette business. She helped integrate Reynolds’s $27.4 billion purchase of Lorillard. Crew will oversee $8.8 billion of Reynolds’s estimated $11 billion in post-merger sales and could succeed CEO Cameron.

Random Acts of Leadership
July 2015
Are You All In?
Being “all in” isn’t just about being willing to work hard and do whatever it takes. Ultimately, being “all in” requires that you change how you think.

Entrepreneur
July 2015
High Performers and High-Potential Employees Are Not One in the Same
While it might make sense for a high-performing employee to also have high potential, that’s not always the case. Here are four common traits of high potentials vs. high performers.

The Huffington Post – Business
July 2015
“Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century”
Here is a summary of three top capabilities that women need to thrive as leaders, based on a recent McKinsey study of 250 high-ranking female executives.

Inc.
July 2015
“How to Make a Killer First Impression”
An image consultant breaks down the five components that will help you wow everyone right off the bat.

The Washington Post
July 2015
“Why You Shouldn’t Be Happy With ‘Yes’ People”
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, once said: “Surround yourself with people who complement your weaknesses and share your passions — success will follow.”

Michael Hyatt
July 2015
“What if the Barriers Were Only in Your Head?”
Here’s how to defeat the beliefs that are holding you back.

LinkedIn Pulse
July 2015
“Leading is Hard”
Leading during times of turmoil and growth is really the norm – leaders (and the concept of leading) aren’t remembered for maintaining the status quo.

Forbes
July 2015
“Communication is the Most Important Skill Any Leader Can Possess”
Communication levels the playing field. If you can speak well, you can outshine the competition in so many ways.

Leadership Now
July 2015
“The One and Only Path to Becoming a Leader”

The Purposeful Culture Group
July 2015
“What’s Your Story?”
We need to understand our unique purpose on this planet, the values that guide us, and our unique talents. We need to understand our story. Only then are we able to clarify whether our plans, decisions, and actions are aligned with our best selves.

Leadership Now
July 2015
“General Douglas MacArthur’s Principles of Leadership”
MacArthur’s discipline and principled leadership made him an effective general, statesman, administrator and corporate leader.

Inc.
June 2015
Mistakes Smart People Make When Asking for Advice
As we advance in our careers, we actually make more of a certain type of mistake: smart people mistakes. These are mistakes we become prone to as we get smarter and think we know things that we actually don’t.

Smart Blog on Leadership
June 2015
Hit the Road, Jack
Executives who get out of their offices and make treks to the front lines, as well as to customer locations, get firsthand impressions of what is happening, as well as what is not happening. And it’s not enough to show up.

Inc.
June 2015
Mind Expanding Lessons from TED Talks
You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here’s how. 

Chief Learning Officer
June 2015
“Who is the Best Leader for Performance?”
Don’t get caught up in the question, “Which is more important: good leadership or good management?” The answer is “both.” It’s more a question of applying what’s needed in a given situation to improve performance.

Forbes
June 2015
“The Power of a Smile”
Leaders must be the type that look at the glass as half full versus half empty. Why? People need to be inspired, and they will only feel inspired if their leader is positively disposed.

DDI World
June 2015
“What Are the Critical Periods for Leadership Skills Growth?”
Does growth come easier at a certain stage of a learner’s career, based on experience and opportunity? And if so, is this the same for every skill, or are some skills better-suited than others to growth at certain stages of leadership? Read what research tells us.

Random Acts of Leadership
June 2015
“The Language of a Leader”
Drop the jargon and use words that connect rather than exclude.

The Purposeful Culture Group
June 2015
“Your Character is Showing”
Every plan, decision, and action reveals our character. Our motivations are amazingly transparent and consistent. If we are self-serving, it is obvious. If we are of service to others, it is obvious.

Michael Hyatt
June 2015
“Why You Don’t Have to be a Jerk to Win at Work”
Every industry has its own examples of driven, demanding, ruthless, and rude bosses somehow rising to success and inspiring others to adopt their approach. Don’t fall for it.

LinkedIn Pulse
June 2015
“Ten Rules for Great Leadership from Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy”
Inspired by the careers of JFK and Churchill, here are some guidelines for developing great leadership that you may consider in your own life.

The Hamilton Spectator
June 2015
“How to Start Thinking and Acting Like a Leader”
A review of Herminia Ibarra’s book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader.

Forbes
June 2105
“Has Performance Become Your Purpose?
Kevin Cashman asks you to pause to consider: “Has performance become our purpose, or is our purpose driving our performance to new heights?”

Fast Company
June 2105
“The 3 People Who Matter Most in Your Network”
Building a network means taking a strategic approach to new relationships. Start by focusing on these three types of connections.

Fortune
June 2105
“The No. 1 Fortune 500 Leadership Trait Is…”
Leadership advice from General Electric CEO Jim Immelt.

Fast Company
June 2105
“The 2 Words That Make You More Credible”
Saying “I’m wrong” gives you more credibility than avoiding the truth.

Michael Hyatt
June 2105
“How to Use the Gratitude Advantage at Work”
Learn 6 tactics for powering your success by expressing thanks.

Straits Times
June 2105
“Leadership Should Be Inside-Out, Not Outside-In”
Shifting your mindset can be the key to problem solving.

Wall Street Journal
June 2015
“Twitter CFO’s Ascent Creates New Power Center”
Anthony Noto (Cameron-Brooks Alumnus) has amassed a broad range of responsibilities, emerging as a front-runner to succeed Dick Costolo.

The New York Times
June 2015
“Mow the Lawn”
OP-ED Columnist Roger Cohen provides an interesting perspective on the topic of work.

SmartBlog on Leadership
May 2015
“Moving up the value chain of public speaking: The interpreter”
Be the skilled interpreter every company needs.

The New York Times
May 2015
“Lori Senecal on Coaching When the Bar is High”

Storyline
May 2015
“How to Make Complicated Problems Very Simple”
7 steps to make complicated problems simple.

SmartBlog on Leadership
May 2015
“Harnessing the power of your hidden leaders”

Leading with Trust
May 2015
“Are You Easy to Follow? 10 Things Great Leaders Know and Do”

Ivey Business Journal
May 2015
“Three Skills CEOs Need Most”

SmartBlog on Leadership
May 2015
“Want front-line leaders and players to make great decisions? Clear the fog”
How leaders can bring clarity to the office for better decision making.

Deloitte Blogs
May 2015
“Leadership for the many – five ways to develop leaders in your organization”
There are some key insights of successful leadership development which seem to work consistently across sectors.

Forbes
May 2015
“Why You Should Be a Mentor”
Most people focus on the benefit of mentoring for the mentee – but there are lots of advantages for the mentor.

SmartBlog on Leadership
May 2015
“Blazing your own path to success”
9 steps along the pathway to personal success.

Business in Vancouver
May 2015
“The 10 habits of great leadership”
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way” – John C. Maxwell

Inc.
May 2015
“15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders”
Not everyone has what it takes to be a top leader. Certain characteristics help define those that make it to the top.

Hudson Valley News Network
May 2015
“Powerfective Leadership: The 7 Stages”
Powerfective means to have both the influence of the team and the effective plan to get the results that are desired.

Inc.
February 2015
“The 10 Commandments of Leadership”
Becoming a great leader comes down to remembering and following these 10 simple rules.

Inc.
February 2015
“More Good News on U.S. Jobs”
January saw a robust gain of 257,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent, but that’s because more people are looking for work.

McKinsey & Company
January 2015
Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters
Four kinds of behavior account for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness.

Newsmax
January 2015
“Military Pension Changes to be Proposed”

Forbes
January 2015
“How To Take Advantage Of The Best Job Market In Years”

Michael Hyatt
January 2015
“The 37 Best Business Books I’ve Ever Read”
In business, the right book at the right moment can tilt the playing field and give you a crucial advantage.

Fortune
December 2014
“The Most Powerful Women in Business”
Cameron-Brooks Alumni Debra Crew ranks 44.

Forbes
December 2014
“5 Ways Leaders Strengthen and Prepare Their Teams for Change”
Leaders make those around them better by being wise enough to anticipate the unexpected and by being accountable to take action all the way through to the end.

Levo
May 2014
“Learn to Lead Like a CEO”
Management Skills Come Easy When You Learn to Lead Like a CEO.

Business Insider
May 2014
“Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech”

Koch Companies
April 2014
“The Right Fit”
With familiar values, unrestricted opportunities and roles that affect millions of lives, Koch companies are a natural fit for military personnel after their years of service. Hear from former military officers on why Koch is a great place to work.  We are proud to have Cameron-Brooks Alumni throughout this video.

Money
November 2013
“Breakthrough Moments in Leadership”
Inspiring breakthrough moments from our Nation’s thought leaders.

Forbes
November 2013
“Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid”
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.

Fortune
March 2013
“World’s Most Admired Companies 2013”
We are proud that several of our clients made the list. Congratulations to our clients, and our Alumni who work at these companies, for their achievement.