Archive | December, 2012

Dark Thoughts for Leaders

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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On today’s WSJ.com, Oliver Burkeman’s article The Power of Negative Thinking, there are assertions any leader should contemplate upon and decide what to adopt in their lives. The basic premise is that focusing on negative outcomes in thought and action can have beneficial effect. Negative thinking can take several flavors and I subscribe to some […]

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Cookies for CEOs

Friday, December 7, 2012

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From time to time one of my faves — and AmyK is one of those — tells a story to my CEO Group members or clients that I think is so powerful it is worth sharing. So, with attribution to this most wonderful of workshop leaders (she is available on a retainer basis) here is […]

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Music to the Ears of the CEO

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Listening, active listening, is a topic that comes up often in my coaching session with leaders. Their instinct says this is a crucial skill and they know there are challenges, witting or unwitting: inhibiting pushback from others, being so smart and so quick that their mind is so far out in front they are not […]

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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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