Archive | April, 2010

Lessons from Leaders: Walking Around

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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You have heard a lot about management by walking around over the years and it becomes more important as the business world moves to warp speed and global employees. But here is a terrific take from a CEO I respect a lot. To paraphrase his remarks in a private conversation, first, he always learns how […]

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Book Review Request vs. Crash of Disk Drive

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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If you are the person who asked me to read and review a new book and comment about it on this blog, please know that two weeks of incoming emails and some files were blown away into the ether by the crash of my disk drive. I have been backing up each night ever since, […]

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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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