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The Situations and Leadership: Episode# 9 "I Should Have Been Like"

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Charlie Yang is the President and CEO, The Better Way Foundation. About five years ago, The Better Way Foundation lost their President, CEO and Founder, Michael (Mike) Monahan, due to a long illness. Mike was viewed as a “trusted” leader and was respected by the entire organization. A year later, Charlie Yang joined the Better Way as only the second Chief Executive in the history of the twenty-five-year-old organization. After four years as the organization’s leader, Charlie was viewed as the “second coming of Mike” and rewarded with a second, four-year employment agreement. Then, he decided to make some major changes to the Better Way’s leadership approach and business strategy. The well-intended efforts resulted in Charlie losing the trust of the entire organization. A long-time member of the Better Way’s Board of Directors, who was on the Board when Charlie was first hired, shares how it all started and what Charlie had to do to retain his job as the Better Way Foundation’s President and CEO.

 Learn more about the broadcast and Look Inside the book here:  "Situations and Leadership: Short Stories and Lifelong Lessons".

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