Archive | June, 2011

CEO Instinct

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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“Dave,” a retired top 100 company CEO, has a passion for hunting and foreign travel. He does quite a bit of both. But most of his time is occupied as a member of boards of directors and board committees. One of the organizations is a not for profit. You might think that, at this stage […]

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Inside the MInd of the CEO: Another Glimpse

Sunday, June 12, 2011

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It occurred to me that I have the privilege of a unique glimpse inside the mind and heart of my CEOs and that, with identities withheld along with anything confidential, these glimpses may be of value to aspiring future leaders and to those more established who seek self-improvement. I have more than one CEO who […]

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Inside the Head of the CEO

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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What goes on inside the head of the CEO? I have often said to C-suite denizens that 15 minutes inside the head would make most of them freak out. Intimate conversations reveal a kaleidoscope of simultaneous thoughts about people, strategies, deals, upcoming events, problem-solving, overdue initiatives, financing, short term earnings, current cash flow, family matters […]

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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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