An Exercise in Goal Setting for 2016

I facilitated a peer group meeting today of CEOs  where the topic was personal goals for 2016. Given that they were all running companies, most of the goals focused on  achieving revenue, profit, share price  or fundraising targets for their companies.  There were a...

A Reminder of the Primacy of Succession Planning

Valeant Pharmaceuticals appointed an interim CEO today following the hospitalization of the CEO, Michael Pearson, who is suffering from sever pneumonia.  Although a temporary leadership structure had been put in pace at the onset of his illness, as it worsened the...

How mentoring strengthens your edge

Most people think of mentoring as a way to share the expertise gained over a long professional life.  That is a true statement, but not nearly comprehensive, since mentoring can expand your horizons in so many ways. Fr those of us who may be semi retired, or flunking ...

Jennifer Lawrence, you are forgiven

Several years ago at my kids’ urging, I read The Hunger Games  books and loved them. Not only were they a good read, I saw a wonderful connection for ReSurge.  In the final book, The Mocking Jay, the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen is engulfed by flames during a...

You never know why they want you on a Board

I have been on the Board of CPP for 16 years.  CPP Inc., owns the publishing rights to the Meyers Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI), the most widely used personality test in the world. During my tenure the company has expanded internationally, purchased three companies...

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