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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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WEAPONS OF THE PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO CEO

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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One of my CEO clients was asked by his P/E firm to present his view of what has made him a successful CEO in two different companies. The top line will come as no surprise to the experienced CEO: Aligned Strategy & Scorecard Up Front Strategy Deployment Plan – A Tool to Roll Out Everything […]

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To be an extraordinary leader: is it about the horse?

Friday, April 3, 2015

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Lessons from the Webb The Equine Experience (created by Wyatt Webb, Therapist) At the wonderful Miraval Resort near Tucson, you can go to the stables and attempt to work with a horse (under the care of an expert). Try to get the horse to give you his hoof to clean. Sounds simple, right? You approach the horse, as […]

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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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