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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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Combat Lessons for Leadership

Friday, January 11, 2013

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At our monthly CEO group meeting, Lt. Cmdr. Leif Babin led a workshop based on his experience as a platoon leader of Navy Seals as well as his years building and delivering a training syllabus for Seals. It was a very different and worthwhile (not to mention stimulating) workshop. Highlights of the workshop include the […]

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Cookies for CEOs

Friday, December 7, 2012

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From time to time one of my faves — and AmyK is one of those — tells a story to my CEO Group members or clients that I think is so powerful it is worth sharing. So, with attribution to this most wonderful of workshop leaders (she is available on a retainer basis) here is […]

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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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