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The Post Covid19 CoS, Pt. 2: Knowing What’s Really Going On When You’re Not Colocated

Resources to help you lead or navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on your workplace. »

The Post Covid19 CoS, Pt. 1: Reading The Room When There Is No Room

Resources to help you lead or navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on your workplace. »

For Such A Time As This: Resources for Chiefs of Staff During Covid-19

Resources to help you lead or navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on your workplace. »

Playing Chess, Not Checkers: Intuit’s Brad Smith on the Value of a Chief of Staff Role

You've heard me talk about the chief of staff role, but what about the CEO's perspective on the value it can bring? I interview Intuit's Chairman and former CEO, Brad Smith. »

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. »

What Do Phases of Matter Have To Do With The Chief of Staff’s Role in Leading Change?

External or internal pressure drives change, but people do their jobs in a current state. How can you map the transition and most effectively lead change? »

The Sound of Silence: Do Silent Meetings Work?

Seems like every week you hear about another organization who uses so-called “silent meetings,” but do they work? »