Articles by Kate Rodriguez


choose your inner circle
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Solid Advice Matters

Leaders, Choose Your Inner Circle Wisely

It gets lonely at the top. Leaders of all stripes tend to rely on just a small group of people for advice when making decisions. Yet all too often, this team is full of head-nodders who do not provide honest input. How do you choose your inner circle the smart way?

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Building Better Bosses

Unusual Leadership Training Programs: Horses and VR Games

Most executive development programs take place in a training room. They involve lectures, role play, small group breakouts and case studies. But what happens when we disrupt the setting, and make learning physical and emotional instead of intellectual? We looked at a few unusual leadership training programs and learned how they provide unique insights into…

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Focus on Goals

Got Career Grit?

The concept of “grit” is getting a lot of attention. While it is nothing new, grit – defined as perseverance and passion for achieving long-term goals — is being studied closely now. Why? Because experts think it is one of the best predictors of success.