Archive | July, 2013

LEADERS FALL BACK TO BAD HABITS

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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THE BAD HABIT Every once in awhile, one of my CEO clients will reveal she or he has regressed in a behavior in which they have dramatically improved over time. Sometimes it is being dictatorial when another style would get better results, sometimes it is allowing their attention to be diverted from what they know […]

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THE JOB OF THE BOSS IS GROWTH

Monday, July 8, 2013

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What happened to growth? We can’t keep increasing profit by cutting cost any more. Here is how some leaders think and what they are doing. CONTEXT Exports disappointing? European business in the doldrums or worse? Domestic spending stilll sluggish and demand off? What are leaders doing about flat sales and not so great profits? Buy […]

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BUSINESS OWNER: ARE YOU SWAMPED? A PARADIGM AND IDEAS FOR GROWING YOUR TIME

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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THE PROBLEM  Never have enough time for all you want to do? Putting off really important tasks because you are caught up in day-to-day problem-solving?  THE ROOT CAUSE  Leading a company is hard work, frustrating, uncertain, stressful, time-consuming, even scary at times. Why, then, do so few leaders invest in growing more time for themselves? […]

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CULTURE IS THE JOB OF THE BUSINESS OWNER

Monday, July 1, 2013

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  CULTURE IS THE JOB OF THE BUSINESS OWNER Think “culture” is all touchy-feely? Hard to define? Harder still to shape? In @adambryant’s latest Corner Office column, ad agency chief Paul Venables discusses “culture” and the imperative that the leader get it right. Many people are confused about what culture is really about, some are […]

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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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