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  • The Valley of the Shadow of COVID-19

The Valley of the Shadow of COVID-19

Being a trusted leader during uncertainty

Being a leader of an organization is truly a difficult task.  At the same time, for me, it has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had in my life. Becoming a leader has caused me to stretch and grow in ways that I’d never imagined. I have led teams and won… I have led teams and lost. But no matter what, I have always been committed to learning and being a better leader.

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Corner Office Lessons from an Unexpected CEO

What would it be like if one day you were sitting in your V.P. office at a very successful software enterprise company, and without any warning you were suddenly thrown into the C.E.O. role and responsible for every aspect of that company?

A similar scenario was played out a few years ago by Chris Wacker after his wife, Nien-Ling (the founder and C.E.O. of Laserfiche) was diagnosed with cancer.  Day by day as the cancer took a toll on her health, he began to take over her responsibilities as interim C.E.O.  Then when Nien-Ling lost her battle with cancer, he stepped into the role full-time.

He never dreamed he’d be responsible for the operations of the entire company along with having to lead all the people who worked there. However, to honor his wife’s business legacy over the last twenty years, he dove in and worked hard to keep the company on track.  As he continued to swim in unfamiliar waters in his C.E.O. role, he reflected often on the leadership style Nien-Ling utilized when she was running the company.

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Should You Work With a Business Coach? | Extraordinary Business

business coach
According to Harvard Business Review, “The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: To make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.”
A Business Coach is focused on creating successful businesses, and helps owners of small and medium-sized businesses with their challenges, no matter what stage their business is at. It encompasses any area of business from marketing to hiring to operations management.
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