Archive | September, 2012

BERNANKE: LEADERSHIP IN THE NATION’S SERVICE

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Some of my friends support Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s leadership while others believe the Fed moves are big mistakes. Either way, you have to admire his effectiveness in building enough support to result in action.  In Jon Hilsentrath’s insightful article in the Wall Street Journal today, he describes the quiet high-stakes, behind-the-scenes drama: “As markets […]

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Four Jobs of the CEO

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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I made a mind-o in my last post. My apologies. I wrote: The CEO has three jobs: 1. To decide and do those things which only the CEO can decide and do 2. To lead and direct others to do what they need to do consistent with overall goals 3. To create the climate where […]

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The Jobs of the CEO

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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My CEO peer advisory group had a discussion recently about corporate culture and the importance of having the CEO have it as a priority time for thought and action. The discussion focused on both defining the scope and listing the influences that shape a culture for good or for bad. The list included: – culture […]

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Future Leaders at Harvard Fail the Test

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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I did not see the thought anywhere in the news that it is a sad irony about the Harvard students accused of cheating: the course was Introduction to Congress!!! That’s just my view. What’s yours?

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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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