Archive | August, 2011

Leaders Transcending Fears

Monday, August 22, 2011

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I wish I had learned of Jerry Colonna earlier. His tweets and posts resonate with my own beliefs about coaching and owner/ceo clients and stimulate my thinking a great deal. You can find him at: Great coach Jerry Colonna In his interview with Tech Berlin he speaks of homework assignments. Implicit in his remarks is […]

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Small Business Owner vs. Small Business CEO

Monday, August 15, 2011

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Jim Blasingame on his morning radio show for small business owners and CEOs made me think (as he always does) and remember stories that may help small business owners. He had just advised his listeners to spend an hour each week out of the trenches, thinking about the direction of the business. It is my […]

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What Level Leader Are You?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Recent conversation with a Private Equity partner about leadership qualities of CEOs in their portfolio may be worth recounting. One of their CEOs, we will call “the field general” is “exceptional at creating a battle plan, assembling and chartering the team (including swapping out under-performers and recruiting stars to a difficult location) and driving execution.” […]

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Missing The Boat (Too Few Female Leaders)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Once in awhile, an article in the press catches my eye that shows in some world other than business my leadership hypotheses have broad application: So many companies are missing the boat by having far too few female executives in senior positions. Consider Lt. Cdr. Sarah West, the first woman in 500 years of Royal […]

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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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