How to Be a Superhero to Those You Lead

By Ed Franzone / July 9, 2015

This year, my 8-year old son, Tommy, made a Father’s Day card for me in his second grade class.  On the cover was the body of the Incredible Hulk with my face superimposed on top of his superhero body.  The inside of the card contained the Top 10 Reasons My Dad is a Superhero.  I’d like to share these with you: 10. He gives me more screen time than I’m supposed…

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Developing Global Leadership Capability

By Ed Franzone / May 29, 2015

Cross-Cultural Challenges Constrain International Growth In today’s business environment, companies are increasingly searching across borders to find growth opportunities.  With this increased focus on emerging markets, organizations need to develop leaders with the ability to work effectively across cultures.  However, according to the Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2015, there is a “surprising lack of emphasis on cross-cultural competence” among the companies in their study.  As a result, it is no…

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The Year-End Performance Review Process: It’s Time for a Change

By Ed Franzone / April 23, 2015

Over the past 30 years, I have been the recipient of 30 annual performance reviews, at six different companies, in three different industries. Based on my experience, along with what I know about the performance management process at many other organizations, I have come to the conclusion that no company has perfected this process. However, based on the recent Harvard Business Review article, “Reinventing Performance Management” (April, 2015), I am…

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