Archive | January, 2013

A LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO LIVE BY

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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1000 leaders assembled in Dallas to take themselves up a notch and to learn how to take the people we coach up a notch. Half the participants are CEOs of companies, half are Chairs of peer advisory boards of company CEOs. If you are fortunate enough to be a Vistage member or Chair you are […]

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To the Boss: Go Suck an Egg (an example of innovation and creativity)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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So many workshops and articles on innovation and creativity fail to get across the simplest idea of how it works. A challenge in cooking may seem a silly topic, but it is instructive. Cooks often need egg yolks and egg whites separated and separated in a hurry. Too often, the manual approach results in yolk […]

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Combat Lessons for Leadership

Friday, January 11, 2013

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At our monthly CEO group meeting, Lt. Cmdr. Leif Babin led a workshop based on his experience as a platoon leader of Navy Seals as well as his years building and delivering a training syllabus for Seals. It was a very different and worthwhile (not to mention stimulating) workshop. Highlights of the workshop include the […]

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To the Boss: Is the Stress Epidemic Sapping Your Leadership Team?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

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To the Boss: Is the Stress Epidemic Sapping Your Leadership Team Constant fire drills. 24 x 7 connectedness. Pressure to outperform just to stay even. I hear about these from direct reports with increasing frequency as they lament how much energy and mindshare are devoted to what may not, in the end, lead to success […]

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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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