Chief of Staff

Leading with Power as Chief of Staff

Chiefs of staff are not always comfortable weilding power, but power is an essential tool in your tool kit. You ignore it at your - and your exec's - peril. »

Why Simplifying Isn’t Always The Best Answer to Complexity

Guest Aaron Rinehard argues that in an increasingly complex world, simplifying isn’t always the best way for leadership teams to deal with complexity. »

Congrats! You’ve been asked to set up a comms function – now what?

Chiefs of staff in just about every organization play a role in executive communications, but what if you're asked to set it up a comms team from scratch? »

Is Your Exec Managing Too Many Direct Reports?

Is your exec managing too many direct reports? How would you know? Explore some different approaches to span of control. »

Quick Video Tip: For the first-time CEO, you can play a role in helping your exec explore, establish, and maintain her leadership brand


What if you could watch the video of your leadership team meetings to study the interpersonal dynamics?


As chief of staff, do you need to have a courageous conversation with your executive?


It takes the average chief of staff 9 months to get role clarity


Quick Video Tip: Want to change the meeting culture in your organization?


Quick Video Tip: Your leadership team is in conflict – here’s step # 1 in fixing it