Archive | May, 2011

First Time CEO Leadership Instincts

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Met new CEO of Rockefeller University, Mark Tessier-Levigne this week. Brief conversation about leadership took place before the wonderful Women & Science program (more about that later). Formerly the Chief Scientist at Genentech, he had thousands of research scientists reporting to him. Could he tell who would be the most productive? What were the leadership […]

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Thriving in the New Normal

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Thriving in the New Normal What follows are notes from a conversation yesterday with Jim Blasingame, who has his finger on the pulse of small business, His website is one of my faves: Small Business advocate My world includes small business owners, corporate CEOs of firms owned by private equity outfits, private equity firms themselves […]

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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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