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WHAT IS AND IS NOT THE JOB OF THE BOSS?

Monday, May 8, 2017

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BACKGROUND   One of my CEO coaching clients years ago told me: if I work 10% less hard or delegate  10% more often, profits will go down by more than 20%. He now knows the folly of that remark. He has learned to delegate, how to tailor so doing to his comfort with each individual and […]

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PREVENTING DRAMA FROM BLOCKING THE BOSS’ AGENDA

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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BACKGROUND   A wonderful Vistage Chair, Ken Mandelbaum and I often exchange tools which our CEO coaching clients tell us are valuable. You can find it on Youtube if you look for Above the Line: Key to Conscious Leadership. I am told that Above the Line and Below the Line are the trademarks of an […]

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Bad Advice to Leaders (New York Times article)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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SELF-DOUBT OF leaders has been among the top issues in my career as a coach to CEOs. One of the key learnings from interviewing three dozen CEOs in 2007 was the extent to which they worked on overcoming self-doubt and how they did it. In fact, I wrote a book about it: what made jack […]

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LEADERS MUST LEAD SOME PEOPLE OUT

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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These are my notes for an internet radio conversation this morning with Jim Blasingame, The Small Business Advocate, who is a treasure trove of advice for business owners. THE CHALLENGE  Leaders often fear replacing people they know in their hearts must go.  SITUATIONS  I have been CEO coach in more than a few such situations. […]

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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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