Archive | March, 2013

Homework for the Candidate President

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Hiring someone to lead an organization, even with a terrific recruitiment/assessment process is a crapshoot (technical term). “You do everything right and your odds of a fit for the long term are 50/50,” said one of my CEO Group members to another. The process may include behavioral interviewing, serious (third party) reference checking and assessments, […]

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Instant Replay for CEOs (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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It is my mission to share insights from coaching while maintaining confidentiality. Here is one recent moment that should have value to bosses everywhere. I will follow in a separate post with a second one. My clients come in two “flavors:” those who instinctively consider the “audience” before or as they speak and those who […]

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Instant Reply for CEO Clients

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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It is my mission to share insights from coaching while maintaining confidentiality. Here is one recent moment that should have value to bosses everywhere. I will follow in a separate post with a second one. My clients come in two “flavors:” those who instinctively consider the “audience” before or as they speak and those who […]

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Leadership in 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

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Some baseball teams have won the World Series playing “small-ball (hit and run, stealing bases, trying to get singles and doubles).”  Others have played “big ball (stuffing the roster with hitters who can score with one swing of the bat and preferably with runners on base).”Any of them who has won has “left it all […]

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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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