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How The Best CEOs See Others

Monday, June 25, 2012

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How The Best CEOs See Others One of last week’s working sessions was not the first time a client lamented instances when things did not work out as he wanted. We conducted a sort of instant replay to understand behaviors, dynamics and outcome. As usual, I learned from the conversation and reflected on patterns from […]

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CEO and Owner Motivations

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Many big company CEOs (disproportionate among operating companies) are portrayed in the press as driven by selfish pursuit of power and money at everyone else’s expense, while a few are reported as (temporary) stewards of the enterprise. Many small business owners are shown to be checkbook managers, pinching pennies when a game-changing investment opportunity presents […]

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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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