Archive | December, 2008

Aspire to Lead: Assemble Your Personal Board of Directors

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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When I interviewed W. Grant Gregory, the former Chairman of Deloitte Touche for my book (see elsewhere on my site) about developing one’s leadership traits, he stressed the importance of having your own personal board of directors. These are successful people who provide advice and constructive criticism and may connect you to an opportunity. It […]

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Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Key to 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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As 2008 comes to a close, the news is almost overwhelmingly negative: cheating by leaders in every walk of American life, our tax dollars going to bail-outs of those who contributed to the mess we are in and hard times for many who have worked hard and stayed clean yet lost a lot. But there […]

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Survival in Tough Times: Small Business Advo cate

Saturday, December 27, 2008

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For a few years now, Jim Blasingame and I have shared stories, insights and practical suggestions for survival of small business in tough times. He should be your fave for an unlimited supply of helpful ideas for your business. Go to: http://blog.smallbusinessadvocate.com/management-fundamentals/small-business-economic-challenges and also to the home page of smallbusinessadvocate.com Please let me know how […]

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Small Business Advocate for Survival in Tough Times

Saturday, December 27, 2008

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For a few years now, Jim Blasingame and I have shared stories, insights and practical suggestions for survival of small business in tough times. He should be your fave for an unlimited supply of helpful ideas for your business. Go to: http://blog.smallbusinessadvocate.com/management-fundamentals/small-business-economic-challenges and also to the home page of smallbusinessadvocate.com Please let me know how […]

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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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