Archive | April, 2013

Founder CEO Leans In

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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From time to time, I blog about situations from which my followers can learn about leadership. I use no names. I stay generic. But I put them near the table as an observer. * * * * In a prior post, we described homework assignments given to candidates for the position of President and possible […]

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Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Boards

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Two comments in apparent conflict from a recent meeting of our CEO advisory board: “One of the few things I regret is not having my board years earlier,” said one member. Why? “They made me do things I never would have done on my own and they were right.” “My founder wants us to have […]

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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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