Archive | April, 2011

Boss Ready

Friday, April 29, 2011

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I am compelled to post this note upon hearing this story from a senior executive of major public company. It is common at lower levels to observe people oblivious to presentations without being boss ready, but perhaps more common than we thought in the C-suite. “I have a deck the CEO needs to digest. It […]

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Career Search Tips

Friday, April 29, 2011

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Asked by a friend how to think about networking, I advised: There are least five possibilities for each networking moment and it is not always clear which one will result: Learning the landscape (where opportunities will lie, trends that generate opportunities) Obtaining access to someone in their rolodex (now that they know what you are […]

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Corner Office: Acquiring the Qualities to Lead and Succeed

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Adam Bryant article “Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs” extols the virtues of the book, The Corner Office. Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed.” It is clearly worth a read. Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs In my view, as differentiators of who gets to lead and who does not, the […]

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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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