Archive | August, 2012

Bulldog as CEO: Treatment of the Condition

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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In the most recent post, I described CEO Harry the bulldog, along with the impact his behavior had on his team, his family and everyone around him. And I promised the next post would describe what Harry tried to change his long-standing behavior; and his progress and lapses. So, here goes. Harry came to realize […]

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Bulldog as CEO

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Harry is a first-time CEO. He is almost always the smartest guy in the room, the guy with the incredible memory for details. Really.  And he was working 24/7 – fact working when he wasn’t working. On social occasions. With family. While sleeping. His routine flurry of Sunday afternoon emails with ideas and questions was […]

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Small Business Owners Today

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Once again having the privilege of joining Jim Blasingame on his internet radio program this morning, have been thinking about patterns among the small business owners  with whom I work. Most got fit during the last cycle. So for those with some wind still in the sails, they are rifle-shot opportunists. A restaurant group is […]

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Olympic Coach for CEO?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

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Olympic Coach for CEOs and Entrepreneurs? I view Olympic competition with an additional lens from others: that of coach. The variation in real-time team coaching during the games seems very wide: from those who encourage their athletes when they are struggling (e.g.,  Liang Chow and Mihai Brestyan with Aly Raisman, U.S. gymnast) to those who […]

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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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