Archive | June, 2008

Breakdowns in Communication: Powerful Tools Save Time and Energy

Friday, June 27, 2008

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I asked the members of my CEO peer advisory group yesterday to relate their experience with communication breakdowns: what patterns have they observed? how often do they happen? would a tool to reduce their number and severity be valuable? The most frequent breakdown is an after-the-fact discovery of confusion about what the CEO requested. The […]

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Leadership Fave of the Week: ChangingMinds.org — Starting With Your Own

Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Recently, I visited Changingminds.org. It is a treasure trove of food for thought about how to think, how to be. The blog is worth regular viewing, the collection of articles is on topics of interest to anyone seeking to take their thinking and behavior up a notch. And there is much more.

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Questions The Media Must Ask Obama and McCain

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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LeadershipNow.com has another stimulating post about a conference that developed questions we must ask of our presidential candidates (instead of the gotcha-driven stuff on which the media currently feeds). It is also useful for leaders and followers of companies and not for profits. Questions from the conference are grouped into: who are you really (my […]

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Taking Charge of Your Behavior: How Does That Grab You?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Have you had a moment of stress when you reacted instinctively and drew back when you should have faced it? Or, when provoked, you attacked in anger only to realize afterward it wasn’t in your own interest? What was going on inside you? One of the lessons from the Strozzi leadership workshop is to pay […]

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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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