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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? »

I Want to Be a Chief of Staff: Do I Need a PMP?

Do you need a PMP cert to be a useful chief of staff? Probably not, but you're better off being able to know and apply some of the content, however you acquire it. »

Why It Makes Sense to Think About Your Replacement From Day 1

It makes sense to think about your chief of staff replacement from Day 1. Here's why. »

Quick Video Tip: Hiring a CoS to manage your conflict aversion is not ideal. Instead, get better at proactively managing conflict

Quick Video Tip: Hiring a CoS to manage your conflict aversion is not ideal. Instead, get better at proactively managing conflict

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Quick Video Tip: Hiring a CoS because your peers are doing it is a recipe for disaster

For more specific tips on identifying areas your CoS can add value, see post for Chiefs of Staff, on role clarity. »

Chief of Staff Trends and Resources: Nov 26, 2018

Chief of staff trends and resources. Chief of staff reading list. »

Manage Conflict Before It Manages Your Leadership Team

"Conflict is inevitable. Combat is not." Brigadier General (Ret.) and CEO of Leader Six, Nolen Bivens. Find out how you, your exec, and your leadership team can do conflict better, and why you can't afford NOT to. »

The False Dilemma of High Standards or High Morale

Does your exec really have to choose between high standards or high morale? »

Influence without managing

A core component of our Chief of Staff as Leader workshop - and more importantly your leadership from behind the scenes - is influencing strategies. VChief's Maddy Niebauer digs into this topic. »

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

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