Leadership

CEO Responsibilities

Many times, a company’s employees do not have a clear idea of what their chief executive officer is responsible for, perhaps viewing the role as a figurehead that simply “puts out fires,” stepping in as needed.  In truth, however, CEOs have duties of their own that they are uniquely qualified to perform, and expectations that …

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Leaders as Coaches

One definition Merriam-Webster provides for a leader is:  “a person who has commanding authority or influence”; by contrast, a coach is defined as “a person who teaches and trains.”  These two definitions obviously indicate different focuses – commanding vs. teaching.  However, as companies recognize the value of coaching, and that the overall success of a …

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Employee Volunteer Programs

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  A number of employers are now combining “getting” and “giving” by offering employee volunteer programs (EVPs); in fact, in March of 2016, more than half of the companies on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to …

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Jack Barto Retirement

Jack Barto, President & CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center New Hanover Regional Medical Center will begin a year-long changing  of the guards on July 1, 2016, when current chief operating officer John Gizdic begins to transition into the role that will be vacated by current president and CEO Jack Barto by June 30, …

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