Archive | March, 2008

(AMA Webcast Q&A) Motivating Others

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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During the webcast Q&A we spoke about leaders like Gordon Bethune who has developed an extraordinary ability to engage and inspire others. He distills down to a few basic beliefs: where people are in their hearts and minds and where they need to be to accomplish great things. Then he speaks to them in sound […]

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(AMA Webcast Q&A) Bosses Who Are Masks

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Our first response addressed what seemed to be a time-sensitive and urgent question. This time we move to questions that can be grouped according to common themes. For example, questions about about your own behavior, about breaking out from the pack, about motivating others, about managing or being a female executive and about making transitions.  […]

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(AMA Webcast) BECOMING AN EXTRAORDINARY LEADER

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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The time limit of an hour for presentation and Q&A allowed us to answer only seven or eight questions at the recent AMA webcast. We promised to answer the rest of the questions in the blog. We were, frankly, overwhelmed by both the positive feedback and the sheer volume of questions – almost 60 and […]

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Leadership In A Recession

Monday, March 17, 2008

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Last summer, about seven months ago, several of the business owners and CEOs in my Vistage peer advisory group and a couple of my private practice clients began to see the signs of recession. Businesses driven by their clients’ hiring saw growth in hiring slow. Businesses dependent on credit began to see longer approval cycles […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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