Archive | July, 2011

CEO As Coach? Ways to Win

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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CEO As Coach? Ways to Win. Pia Sundhage may be a sports coach (U.S. Women’s Soccer), but she shows more savvy than many a CEO. Can you identify the top 7 leadership techniques that Pia used to turnaround a failing and dysfnctional U.S. women’s soccer tem, taking their performance and spirit up a couple of […]


Leadership Blues Revisited

Monday, July 11, 2011

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Leadership Blues Revisited A colleague with my Vistage International (CEO membership) organization noted last week that more than a few CEOs with whom she had recently spoken revealed malaise with their lives. They are no longer as passionate, as committed to all-out success as once they were. As a result, they are not as highly […]


Litigator as CEO?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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One of my private client CEOs is a former highly successful litigating attorney. He is brilliant, passionate, committed to his enterprise and has the good purpose of the enterprise at heart. Yet he has experienced significant problems engaging and inspiring others to follow his leadership. To stimulate his thinking, this piece was presented to him […]


Leadership Blues

Monday, July 4, 2011

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From time to time, a CEO says “I’m not enjoying this job anymore. And my life is flat too.” Performance and contentment are tightly linked, so this is an action call. Time for a “thought experiment,” then some “field experiments” to test thinking, behavior and results. What thought experiment? These have proven useful in the […]


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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