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Lee Rucks Named Leadership Middle Tennessee President

Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., the regional leadership organization that encompasses a 10-county collective of community leaders in Middle Tennessee, is pleased to announce that Lee Rucks accepted the role as president effective April 18,…
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5 Essentials for Creating Culture

The new buzzword for start-ups in healthcare is without a doubt the word culture. A quick look at Harvard Business Review finds 7,153 articles that center around culture in the subject of managing organizations alone. There's all kinds of culture-talk…
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Leadership is Not for Everyone…and That’s Okay

Something I learned early in my executive coaching career is that management and leadership are not for everyone. Sometimes people are thrust into leadership roles without the option to decline, only to discover it’s not what they want to…
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The 4 Myths of Leadership

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 3 million people voluntarily quit their job in April 2016. Private corporations experienced 107,000 more employees walk out the door compared to January 2016. That sends a clear message—in an uncertain…
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Cracking the Code of Resilient Leadership

Constant disruption and increasing complexity define a new normal today, particularly for businesses like healthcare and entertainment. Most executives now must regularly “change the tires on a moving bus,” which requires shorter-term planning,…
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Getting the Most from Your Speaker Investment

In a perfect world, you would have an unlimited budget to hire top keynote speakers for all your meetings and conventions. Since it’s not, here are some proven suggestions that have been successfully incorporated by many companies and associations.…
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Don't Build a Team. Build a Person.

Michael Brody-Waite was the CEO and Co-founder of InQuicker, a Nashville-based software company that provides leading national health care systems enterprise digital self-scheduling software so that patients can schedule healthcare services…
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Millennials: We're Not so Different You & I

Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to attend a “Leading Millennials” workshop at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management’s Executive Development Institute. I’m sure you’re wondering whether I’ve cracked…
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Automation Doesn’t Solve Everything: Six Things You Should Know About Machine Translation

Taco Bell’s return to Japan in 2015 was widely anticipated, but the company’s launch of its Japanese-language website spawned a media frenzy—not because of the food. With machine-translated menu items that turned "Cheesy Fries" into “Low…
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5 Steps to Maximizing Meeting and Event ROI

Businesses invest heavily in meetings and events; yet often have no concrete plan to help increase their return on investment. Research compiled by PriceWaterHouseCoopers for 2012 looked at meetings or events that: Were at least 4 hours…