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To the CEO: G_d Is In The Detail

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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BACKGROUND From a CEO point of view, sometimes briefings on data mining seems complicated and remote to challenges at hand. That is why a tangible, simple example is worth a quick read. This blog post is sourced from: NY POST STORY: BURTS BEES (LIP BALM); byline: lisa fickenscher 1. THE STORY Clorox, parent (owner) of […]

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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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CEO’S RISKY HIRES

Friday, January 20, 2017

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BACKGROUND  Finding the right candidate for the C-suite is a risky business. People who look good on paper and show well can mask factors that ultimately lead to failure. What do the most successful CEOs-as-recruiters do? KEY FACTORS Our Vistage CEO Peer Advisory Board in New York City has adopted these approaches, among others: Make […]

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It’s Not About the Horse (Part 2)

Friday, April 10, 2015

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EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS: It’s Not About the Horse, Part Two In the prior post, we described the challenge of working directly with the horse and the immediate feedback and learning we received. The learning was surprisingly relevant to work and family. Examples included: Inadequate support kills rapport (the horse put his foot down when he sensed […]

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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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