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Mastering the Leadership Puzzle

Mastering the Leadership Puzzle

By Elise Chowdhry, November 20, 2017

Like the Rubik’s Cube, successful leadership can be a significant challenge. The leadership puzzle really is solvable, but it takes strategy, focus and determination. Read how it can be mastered.

Solving Private Equity’s CEO Problem

Solving Private Equity’s CEO Problem

By Elise Chowdhry, June 22, 2017

Middle market private equity is not immune to the negative impact of CEO turnover on profitability. With the right CEO for the job in place upon acquisition, no time is wasted, value creation can start Day One, and the risk of leaving money on the table is mitigated.

The Power of Personality

The Power of Personality

By Elise Chowdhry, December 12, 2016

Merriam Webster defines personality as “the complex of characteristics that distinguishes an individual especially in relationships with others”. Indeed, interpersonal relationships are complicated. Personality has the power to drive success, but equally has the power to derail it, if not fully understood and managed.

Creating a High-Performance Culture

Creating a High-Performance Culture

By Elise Chowdhry, October 3, 2016

Consistently superior results can only be achieved with a high-performance team unfailingly executing on all cylinders. How does a leader build a corporate culture to help make that happen?

Is the Stage Set for Your Exit?

Is the Stage Set for Your Exit?

By Elise Chowdhry, March 23rd, 2016

You’ve built your firm and it’s a great success. When it’s time to exit, are you hoping it will outlast your leadership or do you plan to shut off the lights and lock the door behind you? If your goal is to create a multigenerational legacy, here are time-tested approaches you will want to consider.

Staying on Track

Staying on Track

By Elise Chowdhry, December 3rd, 2015

What keeps you up at night?

When asked this question, industry leaders most often mention availability of quality deal flow and current valuations. Although this market understandably has you deep “in the trenches,” there are external and internal factors that are crucial to your success and, if not already tackled, require attention.

Understanding and Leading Private Equity's Millennial Generation

Understanding and Leading Private Equity's Millennial Generation

By Elise Chowdhry, July 28, 2015

Millennials are filling an increasing number of seats at private equity and other investment firms.  For the most part, firms in the industry are still being led by Baby Boomers and Gen Xers who often scratch their heads trying to understand this younger generation and are frustrated by them - they seem so different from us.  But are they really?

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