High-Stakes Leadership

by Mike Hunter

What makes some leaders so effective when the stakes are high, while others fall short? Why are some able to not only survive but to lead their organizations to new heights even in risky, fast-changing times? The answer is succinct but multi-layered: Such leaders display courage, judgment and fortitude. High-stakes leadership does not require unnatural… [More]

Leadership: Take the Positive Advantage

by Jon Gordon

Any business leader will submit that running a world-class organization is no easy feat. It’s challenging to work toward a vision and create a positive future for oneself and one’s team, especially given the challenges, adversity, negativity and tests of all kinds guaranteed to arise along the way. But in the face of these obstacles,… [More]

Leading a Family Business

by Mike Hunter

Based on insights from executives across the globe, this planning guide captures the unique challenges faced by leaders of a family business and presents an approach to help these operations survive and thrive across generations. The book includes insights from leaders of family businesses from all over the world and describes important characteristics for leading… [More]

The Case Study Format – Valuable Lessons for CEOs 

by Bennett Curry

As the CEO of a mobile communications platform in the healthcare sector, Andrew Steele maintains a sharp focus on the rapid growth of his early-stage company, BeckonCall. Like many entrepreneurs, he is hard at work attracting capital, networking and managing a growing team. It’s the nature of the business for CEOs, he says, to have… [More]

Change the Way You Change!

by Mike Hunter

Great leaders of change positively impact business performance by fundamentally working differently from most leaders in three ways. First, they change how they think and talk about change. Second, they change their approach to change by engaging both individuals and the organization. And third, they elevate what they do as a leader and the roles… [More]

The Leadership Mind Switch

by Mike Hunter

The Leadership Mind Switch provides the critical lessons needed to lead a company in a fully globalized business world where radical technologies reign supreme. Debra Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford have helped some of today’s most top executives successfully position themselves and their companies for the future. Now, in this groundbreaking leadership guide, they share their… [More]

The Lean Strategy

by Mike Hunter

A lean strategy is about gaining a competitive edge by offering better quality products at competitive prices and making a sustainable profit by eliminating waste through engaging employees in discovering deeper ways to think about their own jobs and smarter ways of working together. In its current form, lean has been radically effective, but its… [More]

Even Successful CEOs Need Peer-to-Peer Feedback

by Bennett Curry

Patrick Stafford’s Phoenix-based business has a front-row seat to the global economy. His tower cranes are shipped all over the world — anywhere there’s a building boom and a need for a 300-foot crane to help change the skyline. His equipment has been on construction sites in Dubai, Ireland, Guam, Brazil, Uganda and Peru —to… [More]

Leadership Material

by Mike Hunter

Viewing them as “touchy feely,” intangible and invisible, most leaders separate their personal lives from their professional lives. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, the “soft side” of leadership — empathy, compassion and authentic communication derived from personal experience — is both powerful and essential to enhancing… [More]

Managing at the Leading Edge

by Mike Hunter

This book highlights lessons from the navigation and piloting practices used in high-performing sailing. In the contemporary “white water” business environment, as at sea, achieving goals requires choosing a destination amidst uncertainty, adjusting to continually shifting conditions, converting the push and pull of environmental forces into momentum and using different skills at different times to… [More]