Archive | February, 2012

One Bad Apple: Heartburn for the Boss and Followers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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One bad apple: heartburn for the boss and followers Why are leaders at all levels so slow to move on “bad apples?” Even after witnessing the positively liberating power of one person’s departure and absence, they are prone to wait again on a second case. This is a timeless question asked by boards, bosses and […]

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3 More Seconds for Business Owners and CEOs

Monday, February 13, 2012

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3 More Seconds for Business Owmers and CEOs This morning’s conversation with Jim Blasingame on Small Business Advocate radio we discussed the “3 second rule” and delved into the techniques that leaders can try and adapt how they lead to avoid counterproductive behaviors. As Jim indicated, leaders who rarely bring their people together to share […]

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3 Second Rule for Business Owners and CEOs

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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3 Second Rule for Business Owners Some of you may recall the “3 second rule” from childhood: when food fell on the floor it was ok to eat it as long as you picked it up within 3 seconds. This was true especially for foods like cookies, candy and such. For business owners and CEOs, […]

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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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