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The Special Issues of Career Transition for Senior Executives–Raymond P. Harrison, Ph.D.

Click here to download this article as a PDF Senior executives don’t get to their positions of leadership by accident. Unless they have inherited a company, senior executives are not like the rest of us. The fact that they have ascended to the highest levels in their organization is a testament in itself that they have […]

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The “Fit” Factor…

Finding The Right Person Is Only Half The Battle – That Person Can Still Fail For Lots Of Reasons By: Raymond P. Harrison, Ph.D.and Edward H. Betof Ed.D Click here to download this article as a PDF Pat is experiencing The Newly Appointed Leader Dilemma so prevalent in today’s organizations. The expectations for results are as high […]

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Socratic Questioning: Developing Your Team, Gaining Clarity and Commitment

-Raymond P. Harrison, Ph.D.- The term Socratic Questioning comes from the ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates who gained fame as a teacher, not by giving out facts but by asking probing questions that forced his pupils to think through issues on their own. This method not only helps individuals or groups arrive at solutions and insights, […]

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Passing the Baton or Dropping It

How the Board Can Help Senior Executive Transitions By: Raymond P. Harrison, Ph.D. and Molly D. Shepard Click here to download this article as a PDF Separation from an organization is always a traumatic event, at any level, but transitions or separations of chief executives or other senior leaders unleash organizational and individual dynamics in a more […]

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Building A Network Of Influence:

A Key Leadership Skill To Get Things Done By: Raymond P. Harrison, Ph.D. & Edward H. Betof, Ed.D Click here to download this article as a PDF “Leaders by definition need followers. We often think of leadership in heroic terms, but the truth is that a large part of leadership includes pure political savvy. Political savvy entails […]

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Behavior Modification Principles and Management Practice

Click here to download this article as a PDF People are not lab animals and a good manager will recognize the idiosyncrasies of the people they manage. A “one size fits all” approach is not likely to be effective. Nevertheless, there are certain principles of shaping behavior that apply to everyone.  It is useful to keep […]

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Motivated Abilities Exercise

Click here to download this article as a PDF Looking at the achievements of a lifetime can yield important clues as to what your “motivated abilities” are. A motivated ability is something that you are not only good at, but is intrinsically enjoyable or gratifying. Delivering an inspiring speech is something that might be intrinsically enjoyable […]

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